27 January, 2022
Artist OPA has just launched a site for the multi-venue Intercalary Event showing the work of Katie Bullock, Jocelyne Prince, Sean Salstrom and Robert Horton’s. The exhibition opened in 2020 only to be closed due to Covid pandemic restrictions. It was decided that an online version of the exhibition would be the best way to have the work seen. Difficulties getting into the venues to do documentation and the pandemic demands on artist who are teaching staff at Rhode Island School of Design slowed down the process considerably.
RISD Museum graphic designer Derek Schusterbauer, and AOPA’s UI expert, Don Goodes, teamed up to produce what turned out to be a bold and comprehensive website. Rajwant Singh took care of the integration of the complex HTML/CSS layout and interactive elements. Participating artist Katie Bullock’s original pencil drawings of maps and of the three buildings where the exhibition’s works were hosted add to the site’s unique look and feel.
Video walk-thoughs were produced for two of the locations, the Ladd Observatory and the John Hay Library, and are available on the site pages. An essay excerpt by art theorist Tom Zummer entitled How to Do Words (with Things): Inference, Reference, and Difference in Aesthetic and Scientific Practices (a work in progress) rounds out the online exhibition’s offerings. As the title implies, Zummer posits a deep consideration of the exhibiting artists’ works in relation to the connections between scientific and aesthetic practices.
Visit Intercalary Event: https://intercalaryartevent.com/
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