Sunday, April 25, 2010

Interview with Chris Twomey

Art in Odd places caught up with Chris Twomey, AiOP alum 2005, after her recent successful show ASTRAL FLUFF: Carnal Bodies in Celestial Orbit” at the Creon Gallery.

Who is Chris Twomey?

Chris Twomey is an award winning artist living in New York City. Awards include a Ford Grant, CAPS, the Kitchen Center, Experimental TV grant and American Film Institute Directing Internship. Recent 2009 group exhibitions include BRIDGE ART FAIR - NYC/MIAMI, Broadway Gallery, NYC, Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, NYC, and Creon Gallery, NYC. Other exhibitions in 2010 included ASTRAL FLUFF:Carnal Bodies in Celestial Orbit solo show @ CREON Gallery, Fountain New York (March 4-7) and upcoming Westbeth Gallery (July 10 -August 1).

AIOP: How was your Art in Odd Places experience?
Chris: Great – I installed a stroller in front of the store Enchantment at 9th Street between Second and Avenues.

AiOP:Walk us through your thought process in creating your piece for Art in Odd Places
Chris: I imagined a stroller that had the room of a 16 year old in the space of a two year old, chained up to a railing, unattended. It was an interesting experience.

AiOP: Any words of wisdom for artists who are interested in becoming part of this year's Art in Odd places festival?
Chris: Think out of the box. Don’t go for the usual. Stretch limits.

AiOP: What projects are you currently working on?
Chris:Working on a survey exhibition of my work over the years at WESTBETH Gallery. A catalogue with an essay by Eleanor Heartney will accompany the exhibit. Opens July 10, 2010

AiOP: Any final words?
Chris: Keep up the good work AiOP!

Thanks Chris and we look forward seeing your exhibition this coming July!

Chris was generous enough to share some photos from her most recent work at the Creon Gallery:

Chris Twomey ASTRAL FLUFF INTERVIEW for Routledge’s “Reframing Photography” series by Rebekah Modrak, Bill Anthes

If you can't get enough of Chris' recent work, please visit the reviews/interviews/events she curated for “ASTRAL FLUFF: Carnal Bodies in Celestial Orbit”


Just a reminder: The Art In Odd Places call for artists submission for AiOP 2010:CHANCE deadline is fast approaching! Visit the website for more details

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