Screening2: Making Arrangements | Ataraxia
- 5:30 - 7 p.m.
- All Ages
Gilded Pear Gallery is pleased to present Making Arrangements: Ataraxia, a video installation by Crit Streed.
Making Arrangements is an ever-changing configuration in glass positioned in relationship to a video projected on the wall. The woman in the video is endlessly moving two chairs in an empty room in pursuit of the perfect arrangement. The shelves of milk glass have equally been arranged to balance, flow, fill the eye and evoke an interest. “Milk glass with its curious cultural history presents an arena to reflect on our everyday actions that give us a moment of solace by putting things right in an uncontrollable world. Whether we live with few objects or collect many, we arrange. If we can find the right arrangement and create our space within the larger chaotic world, we think we can manage," says Crit. This installation is comprised of 143 pieces of milk glass framing the digital video.
Crit Streed was born in 1948 in Washington, Iowa, where she grew up. She received a B.A. in art from the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, and her M.A. in painting and drawing and M.F.A. in painting and lithography from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Between short-term teaching positions, she lived and worked in Nepal from 1982 to 1984, and has participated in various artist residencies nationally and abroad. She has exhibited widely and is Professor Emeritus of Art at the University of Northern Iowa, where she had taught since the 1980s. Recently, she completed a residency in Cadaqués and currently lives and creates in Cedar Falls, IA.
Gilded Pear Gallery is located at 808 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403. For hours and more information visit www.gildedpeargallery.com –or- call: 319-366-0205
A limited parking lot is available with 1 handicap space. On street parking is available on 3rd avenue and 8th street- non-metered. The MedQuarter features protected bike lanes and bicycle “parking” can be found on the opposite side of the building by the Pocket Park on 3rd and 8th.
Screenings are free and open to the public.