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215 South Fourth Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
INSTRUMENTAL AT GALLERY PROJECT
Gallery Project presents Instrumental, which opens Wednesday, March 28, and runs through Sunday, May 6. The reception is on Friday, March 30 from 6-9.
Instrumental, curated by artists Sharon Que of Ann Arbor and Graem Whyte of Detroit, gathers diversely talented artists who are creatively engaged in engineering, acoustics, music, math, industrial design, violin and bow making. Their musical, scientific, mathematical and meditative devices stand at the boundary between quantifiable and unquantifiable worlds.
The exhibit focuses on devices that facilitate creativity, work, expression, and necessary tasks, as well as those which interpret the world around us. Highlighted in the exhibit are objects that calibrate, produce sound, or help show the way; objects and images that promote a chain of interactions, a mechanism to make real what is fleeting. They organize accumulations of information to make an abstract idea more concrete. They transcend tools to become something more ephemeral, which makes the intangible, tangible, and makes the unseen, seen. On one hand, instruments explain or remove some of the mysteries of life, and on the other hand, create additional mystery.
The artists include Arthur Ganson, artist-in-residence at MIT; Ann Arbor's Joseph Curtin, a MacArthur fellow and master violin maker; and Frank Pahl, an Ann Arbor musician and quixotic instrument designer. The exhibit also features:
Loralei R. Byatt
Albert Einstein once said that the most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. Mystery is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead. The exhibit attempts to express some of that mystery.
Gallery Project is a fine art collaborative. Its mission is to provide a venue for contemporary art that is culturally aware, individualistic, courageous, and thought provoking. Artists representing a diverse range of visual arts curate and participate in its nine annual themed exhibits.
Gallery Project is located at 215 South Fourth Avenue in Ann Arbor. Spring and Summer hours are: Tuesday thru Saturday, noon-9; and Sunday, noon to 4. The gallery is closed on Mondays. For more information, call 734-997-7012 or visit the website at www:thegalleryproject.com