Internal Unrest

Internal Unrest

August 6-17, 2007
Installation by Jodi Rockwell
Curated by Jess Van Nostrand
Accomplished Seattle-based artist Jodi Rockwell presents a ten-day installation at The Lab Gallery. In Rockwell’s latest time-based installation, Internal Unrest, the sublime activity of snowfall threatens the pristine interior of a Victorian sitting room. Rockwell, known for her intimate investigations into autobiography, created a room-sized flour sifter with ominous clouds that release 100 pounds of flour a day in correspondence to the activity outside the gallery on the hot August streets. A total of one half ton of material accumulates on the ornate furniture below, as if vulnerability, neglect and loss of control have invaded a private place where comfort was believed to be protected. Issues of current events, social injustice, and autobiographical references offer points of reflection as the viewer observes from the exterior of the gallery windows.

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