ON VIEW December, 9 2011 - January 20, 2012
At the crossroads between sculpture and video art, students Eileen Halpin and Maria Camia explored deep philosophical and ethical themes in their large-scale stop motion film, Kymira. The gallery was transformed into a theater-style viewing room for their video, complete with “bagged” characters on the wall for “purchase”, echoing the materialistic criticisms in their surrealistic film.
November 21, 2011 - December 2, 2011
Focusing on the alarming statistics of Alzheimer’s in America, Painting & Printmaking students Mandy Fitzgerald and Virginia Wood created Remember Me, showcasing their efforts to preserve memories in their own lives as a symbolic means of resistance. Using funds from a 2011 VCU Arts Grant, their goal was to raise both funds and awareness of this growing threat, sending the proceeds to the Alzhiemers Foundation of America.
Soapbox Projects is pleased to announce the student show: Remember Me, opening in the Commons Student Art Space on November 21st. With funding from a 2010-2011 VCU Undergraduate Student Art Grant, students Mandy Fitzgerald and Virginia Wood have been working on a project aimed at making a difference in the lives of those who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease.
By 2050, one out of every 85 people will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. In recognition of this tragic illness, the artists have drawn a total of eighty-four portraits commemorating the people in their lives they do not want to forget. Their installation evokes a recognition of the impermanence of memory, yet it bids the viewer to participate, inviting them to contribute memories of their own.
The main goal of this grant project is to not only raise awareness for Alzheimer’s, but funding for the Alzheimer’s Foundation. 100% of the proceeds of their project will go into funding for research. Make a donation online: http://bit.ly/donateAFA
The Opening Reception will be on Monday, November 21st from 6-8 pm. Please RSVP on Facebook:
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Yes! Check out the artwork on view at the Cary Street Gym, located on 101 S. Linden Street!
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