Armory Center for the Arts and One Colorado are pleased to announce that Carly Steward has been selected as the Fall 2010 Artist-in-Residence at The Artist Studio in the collaborative relationship between the two institutions. From September 20, 2010 through January 10, 2011, Steward will be working and interacting with the general public from a former storefront which has been converted into an artist workspace and exhibition space at 24 Smith Alley, in the pedestrian walkway that runs behind Il Fornaio. This innovative program uniting commerce and culture at One Colorado, is dedicated to bringing artistic talent into the mainstream life of this outdoor shopping and dining destination. The Artist Studio is open to the public Wednesday noon – 9pm, and Saturday and Sunday 10am – 6pm.
In her project entitled The Arrangement, Carly Steward will create an ongoing collaborative installation between viewer and artist that explores elements of exhibition design such as lighting, wall color, space arrangement and display tools. The exhibition space will be filled with empty movable display objects varying in scale, form, and color such as shaped pedestals, build-ups and mounts. Visiting both the exhibition space and the studio space will give the visitor a behind the scenes look at the installation process as well as experience the overall installation as a display making factory.
Inside the installation space, visitors are invited to arrange the pedestals and document their placement by snapping installation photographs with a digital camera provided. Images will be printed and displayed within the exhibition space, giving viewers an opportunity to think about the exhibition space as a perpetually changing environment and allow future viewers to see how the space has been changed.
A photographic archive of different gallery displays created by the participants/viewers for the duration of the residency along with images (photographed by the artist in residence) of each individual object made for the installation will be compiled into a book. This book – a collaboration between the artist in residence and the visitors of the space – will bring attention to the temporal state of the gallery/museum/exhibition space and provide a permanent record of a temporal exhibit.
For more information on The Artist Studio or to schedule a tour of the space, please contact Sinead Finnerty-Pyne at 626-792-5101x116.