[or Although Suitcases May Seem As Though They?re Made of Stone, They Seldom Are]
February 3?June 18, 2006
Exploratorium overhead space and skylight area
Special Opening Event
February 3, 2006 7-9 p.m.
Our experiences of objects depend heavily on our understanding and expectations of the materials from which they?re made. Physical reality, and our own psychological relationship to tools and materials, shape the ways we make, use, and think about the things in our lives. Our ways of using the basic building blocks of creation define our understanding of the world itself. We even stratify time by naming historical periods after revolutionary materials, such as the Stone, Iron, and Bronze Ages.
Our relationships to objects and their materials often go without thought, but this installation and opening event feature artists who draw attention to those interactions by creating works from unusual or unexpected materials. These artworks comment on both the objects themselves and on our subtler and more abstract relationships with the substances of which they?re composed.
Flash in Tonyland (an artists' collective featuring Anthony Campanale, Flash Hopkins, Dana Albany, Tom Kennedy and Phil Mitchell.)
Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough
Opening Night Artists
John ?B? Berzins
DJ Bryan Butler aka B-Love
Added by rachelweidinger on January 30, 2006