Detail of Immersion by Kathy Venter, on display at IMA from August 29 – December 14, 2015.

ATRIUM

2015

Kathy Venter

IMMERSION

August 29 – December 14, 2015

Curated by Barbara Cox

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Venter’s exhibition “Immersion” is an installation of six life-size human figures suspended within the museum’s Atrium Space. Treating the atrium as a body of water, Venter’s figures float through the space, hovering within a moment unaccountable to gravity, sound, or breath .

Venter states: “The sculptures are made from studies of my [live] models underwater. Water refers to another dimension, an altered state of consciousness—the spiritual. Figures in water react differently to sound, light, gravity and movement. The human experience under water is cocoon-like—as if transformed back to the womb and in a private world of its own. The sharpened intent is on the diminished effect of gravity on the figure, the free movement of the limbs and the evidence of the pressure of the surrounding water on clothing, hair and face.”

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Detail of Immersion by Kathy Venter, on display at IMA from August 29 – December 14, 2015.

SPONSORS:

The Lester M. and Bernice Smith Foundation, The Honeywell Charitable Fund, Printonyx, Browne’s Home Center and Harbor Rentals.