Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday night

Buoyancy, 2011 by
Jay Atherton and Cy Keener
30'x47'x12': reflective film, fishing weight, pulley, wire,
rendering view looking north (credit Atherton/Keener)

Tonight at Suyama Space, artist/architects Atherton and Kenner will debut their new installation, BUOYANCY.
Atherton and Keener...will create a continuous reflective surface suspended in equilibrium within the room, its form sculpted to maximize reaction to air movement. Through the deployment of wires and counterweights, the surface will be transformed into an instrument capable of tuning and operation. Experience of the room will be dependent on a range of known and unknown variables including sun position and cloud cover visible through the gallery’s skylights, temperature fluctuation, number of occupants, and use of the building.
The artist(s) reception is tonight from 5-7. There will also be a talk on Saturday at 2pm. BUOYANCY was a 2011 Graham Foundation Project recipient.

illustration by the amazing Kathryn Rathke

Also tonight, the 2011 Stranger Genius Awards. This year's visual art winner was DK Pan. The shortlist was comprised of Jenny Heishman, Sol Hashemi, Joe Park, Robert Yoder, and Whitney Ford-Terry & Jessica Powers. VIP from 7-9, general admission 9pm. Tickets are $10 at the door.

image via Vito's

Also tonight, from 8-close, Vito's will be celebrating their one year anniversary. More details here.

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