October 21, 2017 - December 31, 2017
October 19, 2017 - January 28, 2018
"May Tveit has long been fascinated and inspired by the materials and processes that inform and define industrial design. In her newest work, Tveit undertakes a deep research project to explore and investigate the ubiquitous cardboard box."
"Ever-present, multi-faceted, and totally underappreciated, the cardboard box is useful, sturdy, and elegant in its capacity to economically solve human problems: packaging, holding, hiding, protecting, transporting, keeping, and compartmentalizing the useful and useless contents of our lives. In sculptural works that monumentalize this most humble of materials, Tveit cuts, stacks, and joins flat generic/universal box template forms to create extraordinary, mysterious volumes that recall and reimagine ancient architectural shapes like pyramids and ziggurats."
Saturday, October 28, 7:30 PM to Midnight
A RITUAL-THEMED COSTUME PARTY HONORING THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHARLOTTE STREET FOUNDATION
October 22, 2017 - January 21, 2018
The Epsten Gallery is pleased to present Built Environments, an immersive exhibition featuring site-specific, multi-media installations with themes of design, architecture, nature, and public and private space that invite conversations exploring various impacts of human activity within our world.
A public opening reception on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 1-4 p.m. will feature a gallery talk with all participating artists at 1:30 p.m. The exhibition will remain open through January 21, 2018. Built Environments is organized in conjunction with the Charlotte Street Foundation’s 20th anniversary program: Every Street is Charlotte Street, and features five Charlotte Street Award recipients: Ricky Allman, Jorge García Almodóvar, Anthony Baab, Ke-Sook Lee & Judi Ross. Built Environments is curated by Heather Lustfeldt, Curator, Epsten Gallery. The show occurs during The International Sculpture Conference in Kansas City October 25-29, 2017. Through experiential, integrative art works, a unique space of contemplation, exploration and wonder emerges for visitors of the Epsten Gallery.