The Gazebo in Gambier is our temporary alternative gallery for installation art at Kenyon College. This semester these five senior art majors have been busy developing intricate, personal, experiential, performative, tactile and conceptually compelling projects. Here are example images of the work of Ellie Jabbour, Danya French, Dave Masnato, Kathleen Williams and Jonathan Fasano.
stop motion video oval, rimmed by books in an earthen/wooded arch
Kathleen in performance at the opening
view toward video in a crocheted sisal hive
Sensory stimulus in a dark constructed space
Ellie in performance at the opening
exhibition for one night only
Images below from the Fall 2009 Installation Art class
Yi Joanna Dai
Hold Me Up
Anxiety becomes comfort
Images below in this column are from the Fall 2008 class.
Installation Art is based on the merger of Space and Time and on a relationship between the artist and the visitor. Utilizing your interests and abilities in a variety of subjects and media, you will create environments that immerse the viewer in a sensory/ intellectual/ emotional experience. The material and methods you use can range from everyday objects, to highly personalized forms, from appropriated sounds to surveillance video, from large wall drawings to interactive switches for the participant to manipulate. The class will consist of demonstrations of art skills particularly useful in installation (sculptural, video, audio, graphic presentation etc), presentations by the professor, research and reports and journal entries, weekly critiques and an exhibition at the end of the semester. Professor: Claudia Esslinger
Images below on the right are from the Installation Art class from the SPRING 2008.