Negotiating Distance: A Neon Invitational
September 23, 2014 10 a.m.Location: Atrium Gallery
Showcasing the work of four internationally known artists, "Negotiating Distance: A Neon Invitational" presents a collection of large-scale neon sculptures and installations that
engage the viewer in a dynamic experience of contemporary neon. The artists
include: Hiromi Takizawa, Alicia Eggert, Sarah Blood and Fred Tschida. All four artists deal with the idea of
distance in equally diverse and meaningful ways. Takizawa addresses a sense of
place and her childhood spent in the natural world of Japan. Eggert’s work focuses on the relationship
between language, image and time. Blood employs objects to activate the
viewer’s memory and comments on the human condition. Tschida explores natural phenomena and
creates volumes in space using light and time.
Takizawa has exhibited internationally
including a solo show at Heller Gallery in New York. She was the youngest artist included in Glass
Quarterly’s "50 at 50," a list of the top fifty artists using glass that will
lead the field into the next century. Eggert received the 2014 Individual Artist Fellowship from the
Maine Arts Commission and is a 2013 TED Fellow. Blood is an assistant professor at Alfred University teaching neon
and glass, and has recently exhibited in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and the United States. Tschida was recently named the 2014
Libensky/Brychtova Award recipient from Pilchuck Glass School, which
acknowledges extraordinary talent and high achievement in the world of glass
and educational leadership.
Reception: Tuesday, September 23, 4-6 p.m.
Atrium Gallery Hours
Tuesdays - Fridays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturdays 1-4 p.m.
Closed Sundays, Mondays, and all Ball State