Back Home in Indiana

It's hard to keep up with the dynamic duo of Owens and Crawley these days so we are looking forward to welcoming their recent exhibit to our Hank and Dolly's Gallery in January. The collaborative artists have carried out similar community-based installations in Grand Rapids, Michigan (2013) and Indianapolis, Indiana (2014). Screen Shot 2016-12-29 at 11.06.52 AM

Reading: Reorganization of Space is comprised of large, abstract cardboard geometric sculptures and sound art that represent the community of Reading, PA.  The artists visited the city to record the stories of the people and the sounds of the area as a way of understanding the past and present by linking shared societal experiences, beliefs, emotions, etc...  Cardboard- a common, everyday object, conceptually represents humans as members of a larger audience who share, observe, and participate in the experiences emanating from the center.  It suggests a moment of stasis or stillness as this community shifts from past to future.  Sound art fills the environment with the voices and sounds of Reading connecting the community to the installation, each other and our broader human story.

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You can see more of what these two have been up to by checking out their website or following them on Facebook @owensandcrawley. First Friday is January 6th from 6-9pm so start off 2017 with a visit to the galleries!