Three Installations Complete the Space and Place Series

The final three three individual Space and Place installations will open to the public on December 8, and will be open from 3:00-7:00 p.m. for four days only. The installations feature the work of MFA candidates Trisha Martin, Michelle Korte Leccia, and Marz Price. The works are running simultaneously at 916 S. Wabash, 2nd Floor rooms 204, 205, and 207.

Korte Leccia’s work, entitled Gulp Away and supported in part by a Critical Encounters mini-grant, is an instigative gesture inspired by the tracking of Coca-Cola cans to and from Columbia College’s campus. In a tangle of barrels, tires, tubing and aluminum cans, viewers are encouraged to “drive” along the walls of the installation.

Trish Martin’s The Clouds We Breathe is a collaborative installation stemming from a larger project with the youth of Chicago’s Bridgeport community. Using hand papermaking as a starting point for discussion about the environment, the children learn about the effects of the coal-fired power plants in their neighborhood.

Marz Price presents Proximity, a work about is about interacting with fear, loss of privacy, discovery, choice, life, and protecting the crucial elements of who we are. Proximity calls into question the viewer’s interpretation and awareness of personal issues by addressing them in an interactive space where mutable images are revealed.

There will be a closing reception Tuesday, December 13, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. that is free and open to the public.

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