Artist Karen Brasier Young will unveil a new site-specific work of sculptural intervention at The Kenmore, located at Skydive Art Space, with water water everywhere. This one night only event will take place on May 17, 2012 from 7:00pm to 10:00p.m.
Featuring manipulated blue water balloons, some chilled by The Kenmore
and some warmed by the sun, water water everywhere is primarily
interested in abstract composition, with a hint to material qualities of
water, its mechanisms and transformations, and the pure, dripping
potential of the material.
When asked about her motives, Brasier Young states, I’m a “disillusioned
ex-competitive swimmer and peaceful Galveston Island native, with a
personal relationship with water that is conflicted and sometimes leads
to ruminating.” While maintaining an allusion to those murkier
undercurrents, Karen seeks to redeem the celebratory aspects of water in
her mind through an intervention that taps into the youthful nostalgia
of water balloon fights and running through sprinklers on a
drought-stricken Texas summer day.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Karen Brasier-Young is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in
Houston, TX. She holds a masters degree in architecture from the
University of Cincinnati and has also pursued graduate studies in
sculpture at the San Francisco Art Institute. Fueled by an interest in
the built environment, Karen’s work indirectly explores issues of space,
place, social interaction, and assemblage from a perspective of
abstract sculptural practice. Karen is a resident artist at Box 13
ArtSpace, teaches art as an adjunct at Houston Community College, and
works as an architectural and interior designer.
ABOUT THE KENMORE
Not just another white cube, The Kenmore is a small, cold exhibition
object measuring approximately 36" x 24"x 24". The Kenmore's mission is
to keep ideas fresh through the opportunity of a unique exhibition
context and the experience of collaborating with an object.
ABOUT SKYDIVE ART SPACE
SKYDIVE is an artist run exhibition venue unique to Houston. The aim of
SKYDIVE is to host a range of art practices that push the limits of
their material forms, including non-traditional methods of sculpture,
installation, video, performance, and works that engage the viewer
through participation, as well as text and web-based projects.
One night only: Thursday, May 17, 7-10pm
c/o SKYDIVE Art Space
2041 Norfolk St.