Works > In Response Stamp Gallery University of Maryland College Park, Maryland

For this site-specific exhibition, artists Julie Benoit, Leah Cooper, Nicole Herbert, and Elena Volkova approached our stripped down gallery and its immediate surroundings in a way that questions how we construct and experience space. Shadows, lines, reflections, and architectural features culminate to form an impression of a place as we inhabit it but rarely do we deconstruct it piece by piece.

Much like a film still, these works encourage us to stop and dissect our everyday experiences, and push us to consider the details that we would have otherwise overlooked. These works require us to acutely engage our sensory perceptions; an exercise that need not end once we exit the gallery and reemerge into the “real world.” There the only difference is that the ‘works of art’ created by our surroundings do not have formal titles.

Flood Lights
glazed ceramic, bisque fired ceramic, casting slip greenware, porcelain greenware, wax
January 2011
Flood Lights
glazed ceramic, bisque fired ceramic, casting slip greenware, porcelain greenware, wax
January 2011
Flood Lights
bisque fired ceramic and casting slip greenware
January 2011
Flood Lights
bisque fired ceramic
January 2011
Flood Lights
plaster, concrete, paper mache, black tape, clear tape
January 2011
Flood Lights
plaster, concrete, paper mache, black tape, clear tape
January 2011
Flood Lights
plaster, concrete, paper mache, black tape, clear tape
January 2011
Drop Ceiling
ceiling tiles, clamp light, extension cord, motion sensor
January 2011
Drop Ceiling
ceiling tiles, clamp light, extension cord, motion sensor
January 2011
Drop Ceiling
ceiling tiles, clamp light, extension cord, motion sensor
January 2011
Drop Ceiling
ceiling tiles, clamp light, extension cord, motion sensor
January 2011
Drop Ceiling
ceiling tiles, clamp light, extension cord, motion sensor
January 2011