Oak Room Gallery's Artist In Residence: January 2 - February 1, 2018
Exhibition on View: February 2 - March 2, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, February 2, 5-7pm
Artist Talk: Wednesday, February 22 at 4pm, Guggenheim Hall, Room 001
Amity is a site-specific installation of hand cut, Tyvek paper by Fort Collins-based artist and UNC Alumna, Katelynn Mai-Fusco. For the month of January, Mai-Fusco will be in residence in the Oak Room Gallery, creating a completely immersive and site-specific cut paper installation. At the conclusion of Mai-Fusco's residency, Amity will remain on view through the month of February.
Amity completely veils the traditional oak walls of the gallery, breathing contemporary life into the space. Lit from behind, each panel of cut Tyvek oscillates between warm and cool light hues. Mai-Fusco gathered inspiration from everyday life during the making of Amity. Places like the flowing Poudre River and objects such as family heirloom textiles all play a role in creating a truly calming and quiet installation.
Mai-Fusco says, "Paper has given me direct access to my stories and journeys of personal trial that I had not been able to access before. During the process of cutting paper I become completely consumed by each negative shape I am creating."
Read more about Amity in this feature in UNC Mirror!