Kinetics

Julie Boyd

Xchanges Gallery presents a sculptural installation by Julie Boyd. Opening night for the show is Saturday, July 8th; doors open at 7:00 p.m. The exhibition continues until July 23rd, 2006. The exhibition is open to the public and children are more then welcome to attend. This up-and-coming young artist creates work that addresses the bodily experience; therefore, her work is dependent on audience participation. Her intention is to analyze and build structures that make apparent the idea that our interaction with the world around us is highly influenced, and determined by physical spaces.

Boyd’s research speaks to the direct impact produced by mediated spaces in relation to the human body, and the different perceptions held when pertaining to human interaction. Using a qualitative approach, the artist researches the viewer’s kinetic reaction to physical space in hopes to better comprehend the relationship between art, architecture and design, and how these elements are used to shape space. At the moment, Boyd uses only interior spaces as sites for her work, always keeping in mind that artwork and site are fundamentally linked. The form that her work takes at Xchanges Gallery will alter and be altered by the structure, as well as the institution within which the work is made.

The driving force behind the artist’s work is to provoke thought and stimulate the viewer to take action; she is interested in the reaction of the whole body, not just the mind. Her most recent piece at Xchanges Gallery concentrates on the development of new surfaces, as well as how viewers physically negotiate the space within the framework provided. Don’t hesitate to check out the show July 8th at 7:00 p.m., or Saturday and Sunday afternoons, 1–4 p.m. at 420 William St — You will never see anything like it!

For more information call 382-0442 or email:
gallery@xchangesgallery.org

 


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