Please Tie Me Down
Recent Works by Tracy Featherstone
DateJan 19 - Mar 17, 2007
VenueWeston Art Gallery
The Cincinnati Arts Association’s Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts announces three new exhibitions to welcome the New Year: Renovated Flightless Devices, a new series of inventive reconstructed wood sculptures by Travis Townsend that subverts military “toys”; Please Tie Me Down, an imaginative suite of sculptures by Tracy Featherstone that examines personal habitats; and Working Groups, a new series of heavily worked paintings by Chuck Webster that transforms simple objects into richly saturated forms.
Ruminations on structure and personal environment inform Tracy Featherstone’s (professor of art at Miami University, Oxford, OH) work. Her installations and individual sculptures suggest the fragile nature of stability and permanence expressed through naïve construction, found materials and transparent structures. Please Tie Me Down will feature a suite of wall and freestanding sculptural pieces that will transform the west gallery into several vignettes that reflect upon the idea of personal habitats.
Tracy Featherstone received a bachelor of fine arts from the college of DAAP at the University of Cincinnati in 1997 and a master of fine arts from the University of Arizona in 2002. Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions presented at Hiestand Gallery at Miami University (Oxford, OH) in 2005; Chidlaw Gallery at the Art Academy of Cincinnati (2004); Warsaw Project Space (Cincinnati, OH) in 2004; Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (Grand Rapids, MI) in 2003; and Sushi Performance and Visual Art (San Diego, CA) in 2003. In 2006, she received an Ohio Arts Council Individual Creativity Award. Featherstone lives and maintains a studio in Hamilton, OH.
Gallery Talk Series: Thurs., Feb. 8, 7 p.m.
Families Create! Education Workshop: Sat., Feb. 24, 2007
Tracy Featherstone, installation view (l to r) of Home Decoration Phase 1, Recovery Period and Fall Out, 2007