The majority of the Biennial exhibitions just presented; were actually creating and presenting the work in public, says PlatteForum director Judy Anderson. Its been a messy process; the public and the neighborhood have been a little bit confused by whats happening in our courtyard outdoors. But, she adds, its also been a fascinating process thats all come together beautifully for todays opening. Works on view include David Ocelotl Garcias three-dimensional mural; a series of sculptures inspired by the life stories of community members by Christopher and Rachel Smith Hecker; an installation about food consumption by ceramicist Tsehai Johnson; Cara Lopez Lees projections of video diaries of the homeless; and Tei Kobayashis amazing sculptural shelter built from repurposed materials (including the remnants of a 150-year-old mountain cabin) and completely anchored by tree trunks, rusty nails and random pieces of wood.
During the reception, from 3 to 8 p.m. in front of PlatteForum, 1610 Little Raven Street, there will be a reading by poets from the Lighthouse Writers Workshop of pieces written in response to the artworks at 6 p.m. and a performance by Kobayashi at 7 p.m. Admission is free, and the works will remain on view through August 27; get information at www.platteforum.org or call 303-893-0791.
Aug. 5-27, 2010