We stopped by Weston Art Gallery to take a look at their latest exhibition of artworks...
This show is entitled "Todd Slaughter: AMERICAN PRIMITIVES."
I thought it was really neat that the artists sketches were included in the exhibition...
My favorite piece was a piece entitled, Safe Alone...
"Safe Alone juxtaposes a feeling of enclosure and temporal safety with the growing
threat of intrusion. Projected into the interior of the translucent roof is a video of an
increasing number of silhouetted visitors pressing together to form a dense crowd on
the roof, blotting out the light projected within, while the sounds of the crowd's restlessness
become progressively louder. The gallery visitor sits alone within the felt-padded house
sheathed with pairs of cast graphite fists until the video culminates in a total blackening
out of both the projection and the entire gallery room."
Looking up at the roof from inside the house...
You get a very unsettling feeling inside the house. Like being caught in the middle of a
paranormal investigation that's about to go horrible awry.
Another really interesting show. And definitely worth checking out if you're downtown.
Click to see all the photos I've taken at Weston Art Gallery. :)