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The nature of life is so fleeting, and yet the nature of what we leave behind is so solid; be it an artifact, a piece of art, or even just our corpse. The flux between the permanence and impermanence of the human body is where Alina Szapocznikow’s art lives and breathes so fully.
We all save sentimental objects; things to remind of us seminal moments in our past. That object becomes a physical representation of a memory, of a moment in time. But when we pull that shoebox out from underneath our bed, did we squirrel away anything that dredges up negative emotions? Something that reminds us of what we’d like to forget?
Creating mesmerizing artwork with an exacto knife and layers of paper, artist Laura Alexander has had some pretty exciting times in her life lately. In late 2011, she won 7th place out of 1500 international artists at the Grand Rapids, Michigan show “ArtPrize”.
Curator Melissa Wolfe was curious, “What is that legacy that the contemporary Columbus art world draws from, and grows on? What is its past? Sometimes those things are known and sometimes, as this show has proven sometimes it’s not so well known.” What Wolfe is hinting at is a treasure trove of artistic gems to discover in the exhibition.
There’s something about staying up past your bedtime, curled up with a blanket and some popcorn watching movies in the dark. Chances are if you were in Columbus between 1974 and 1991, it was bespectacled local TV legend Fritz the Nite Owl who helped you stay up late.
Looking through the lenses of science, history, and personal experiences, a new exhibit at COSI gives you all the information you need to question your own assumptions about race. ArtZine goes behind the scenes to talk with photographer Wing Young Huie, and local high school students that have their own views on the subject.