Curtis visits Waterfall Arts

‘SPACE’ exploration

Aug 17, 2012
Amy Stacey Curtis has begun transforming the former Carlton Woolen Mill in Winthrop into one of her biennial installations.

Belfast — Celebrated Maine artist Amy Stacey Curtis will speak Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. Curtis has begun moving into the former Carlton Woolen Mill in Winthrop where she will install her seventh solo exhibit, “SPACE,” on three floors throughout 27,500 square feet of the building.

Curtis will talk about her 18-year commitment to art-making — nine solo installations created every other year from 2000 to 2016. When completed, Curtis will have installed 81 large-in-scope interactive installation and new media works in the vast mill buildings of eight or nine Maine towns. The Maine Arts Commission's 2005 Individual Artist Fellow for Visual Art, Curtis has committed to this temporary sculptural work to convey that we are a part of a whole, that everyone and everything is connected.

“Each solo-biennial exhibit is a 22-month process and each exhibit explores a different theme while requiring audience to perpetuate the multiple installations. Without participants, my work is incomplete," Curtis said.

“SPACE” will open Oct. 6 and continue from noon to 6 p.m. daily through Oct. 26. Many of her installations require participants' physical touch or effect, while others function through active and purposeful perception. The audience will be asked to manipulate, maintain, enter, detect, distinguish and recognize; and will be challenged to contemplate space in new ways.

Curtis’ talk is free, but donations are welcome. For more information, visit waterfallarts.org or amystaceycurtis.com.

Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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