Lick: New works by Amy Scarpello
November 14 - November 30, 2015
Opening reception: Saturday, November 14, 2015, 7:00 - 11:00 pm
To end its second year Live (In) Gallery presents Lick: New Works by Amy Scarpello.
Scarpello presents new site specific sculptures which are passively interactive. By using repetitive processes to create, the resulting fiber and fabric works simultaneously stand out and blend seamlessly into the domestic setting inhabited by their maker.
Scarpello is interested in creating a physical relationship with her sculptural work. By creating blocked passages and other adaptations, such as a shower curtain and tablecloth, to the apartment space she hopes to evoke a sense of discovery. Lick the first piece the viewer encounters consists of 20 hand dyed satin panels suspended at face level, when stepped through the viewer experiences the sensation of being licked. Additionally this particular work blocks the front entrance of the gallery, the viewer is immediately confronted by the piece and in order to gain access to the rest of the space, must walk through the work or crouch to pass thus causing a passive interaction.
The opening will feature sounds by DJ Stacks, with whom the artist has worked to create a mood to accompany the works.
Amy Scarpello was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, she currently resides in Brighton, a part of the the city's West End neighborhood. She attended the Art Academy of Cincinnati (AAC), earning a BFA in Sculpture, in 2010. During her time at AAC she participated in an exchange semester attending the Maryland Institute College of Art. In 2010, she was awarded the Steven H. Wilder Traveling Scholarship, which allowed her to travel throughout Europe to continue her studies.
Amy is an active member of the Cincinnati art community. She is a recent recipient of a People’s Liberty Project Grant, for the project PLOP! to be completed in 2016 with Abby Cornelius. Other projects she is involved with included co-running Live(In) Gallery, a curatorial member of the Important People reading series, and recently beginning a girl powered screen print studio, Pull Club. She has shown work at the Dayton Institute of Art, Semantics Gallery, and the Rosenberg Gallery in Baltimore. Amy is passionate about public art, placemaking, and engaging young, emerging and student artists.
Please come celebrate the opening of Lick: New Works by Amy Scarpello at Live(In) Gallery on November 14th!