PARADE: A Collaborative Installation
On Exhibit at the Living/Learning Gallery at UVM
January 13 - February 7, 2013
Gallery Reception and Artist Talk, Thursday, January 23, 5:30 PM
See the Parade! Vermont sculptors Janet Van Fleet and Riki Moss are exhibiting work exploring the motif of Parade in the Living/Learning Gallery at the University of Vermont from January 13 - February 7, 2014, with an opening reception on Thursday, January 23 at 5:30 PM.
Riki Moss's process uses abaca paper and other plant materials to create hybrid or chimerical creatures with tremendous energy and movement, while Van Fleet's wood and found object figures are more rigid and self-contained. "The installation is like a dance party, with each of my wooden creatures finding a paper partner with which it connected, often in wonderfully evocative pairings that suggest play, dance, love, and solidarity," says Van Fleet.
The sculptors first worked together in 2010, creating and mounting work for the On the Planet exhibition in Nagoya, Japan in conjunction with UN Conference on Biodiversity (COP10) and in 2012 in Mutual Gaze, one of the exhibits in the 2012 Winooski Pop-Up Gallery District. More recently they each mounted work from their Parade series in June, 2013 in an exhibit organized by Vermont 350.org in Montpelier.