Monday, August 8, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Robert Black at Gallery in-the-Field in Brandon

The final presentation of Gallery In-the-Field Encore 2011 Season will feature a three-part exhibition by Robert Black, Brandon-based architect, artist and teacher:

THE MEMORY CHAMBER, An architectural installation
PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY, An exhibition by photographers of all ages
FORMINGS AND MARKINGS, A lecture and workshop series

September 8- November 4
Reception : Friday September 9, 5 to 8 pm
Artist Talk: 6 pm

Gallery hours: Friday through Sunday, 12 to 5 pm and by appointment

Fran Bull, director of Gallery in-the-Field is pleased to announce the opening reception on Friday, September 9 of an exhibition by Brandon-based architect, artist and teacher Robert Black composed of three distinct yet interrelated parts: an installation entitled The Memory Chamber, an architectural installation; an exhibition by photographers of all ages entitled Photographic Memory and a four-session lecture and workshop series, Formings and Markings. Black explains the content of the lecture and workshop series thus: "The series is designed to awaken the power of art and creative expression in your life. We will explore memory, motivation and meaning in a safe, collaborative and lively setting."

The Memory Chamber is a walk-through architectural structure whose aim is to encourage a reconnection to images, sounds, smells and feelings of the past, present and future and an invitation to the gallery visitor to leave his/her own mark on the world.

Robert Black comes to Brandon from Ann Arbor, Michigan where he was a principal of Sunstructures Architects, award-winning and nationally recognized experts in sustainable design and energy-conscious architecture. His diverse professional practice includes community planning, architectural design and construction, group dynamics and facilitation, and the creation and production of installations and performance works of art. A current board member of the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland, Black has been active in creating a Master Plan for future expansion and design of the Carving Studio campus. Black's teaching includes a course entitled History Through Architecture which he brings each year to several Waldorf High Schools around the nation.

For more information and to register for the four-part lecture and workshop series contact Fran Bull at Gallery in-the-Field. Cell: 802-558-8609, Phone: 802-247-0125, Email: