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In Transient

Site-Specific Installation by Danielle Julian-Norton

In Transient

Site-Specific Installation by Danielle Julian-Norton

On Friday, May 4, from 6 to 9 p.m., the Cincinnati Arts Association’s Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts will premiere In Transient, a new site-specific installation by Columbus artist Danielle Julian-Norton, that elegantly transforms the vertical expanse of the gallery’s street-level exhibition space.

Danielle Julian-Norton (adjunct professor of art at Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH) creates installations that enliven the viewer through a corporeal experience that engages the body in relationship to space. Using familiar materials, her installations elicit a preverbal response through the power of associations that provide the viewer with a poetic, spiritual and evocative experience. Working within the street-level exhibition space of the Weston Art Gallery, Julian-Norton will create a site-specific installation consisting of a series of suspended cubes of various volumes constructed from window screening. Configured in a grid, these ethereal volumes reference the architectural matrix of the gallery’s exterior window walls and the grid pattern of the floor below as they capture and filter the changing light transmitted through them. A slowly moving “thread” of white nylon string, originating from a floor-based motor-driven spool, will travel through the mesh cubes guided by pulleys. This line, moving in space, provides a physical and metaphorical link between the suspended volumes and our own personal experience as we move from space to space, thus the title, In Transient.

Danielle Julian-Norton earned a bachelor of fine arts in 1999 from the Columbus College of Art and Design (Columbus, OH) and a master of fine arts in 2002 from the University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN). Previous installations of her sculpture have been featured at the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame and SPACES in Cleveland, OH. In 2005, the Ohio Arts Council awarded her an Individual Artist Fellowship which led to a prestigious Ohio Arts Council Headlands Residency in 2006. She currently serves as adjunct professor of foundations at Columbus College of Art and Design. 

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