Anne Spalter: Meet Me in the Sun
curated by Natalie White for SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2018
4 Times Square NYC (Entrance at 144 W. 43rd), Floor 22, Room 2252
March 6 - 12, 2018
Digital mixed media artist and academic pioneer Anne Spalter, founder of Brown’s and RISD’s original digital fine arts programs in the 1990s, and Natalie White, artist and Equal Rights Amendment activist, have joined forces for Meet Me in the Sun, an immersive installation of kaleidoscopically manipulated imagery and video art meant to meditatively guide viewers on a simulated journey to the sun. In the context of an art show where the theme is ‘otherness,’ Spalter and White chose to conversely highlight the sun as the underlying force that binds us.
“The sun is by far the most important source of energy for life on earth,” explains Spalter. “It transcends barriers of culture and creed to not only physically sustain every living creature and plant but also to dictate the very constructs (“day” and “night”) by which any society functions. If everything the sun touches is unified by its contact, then the sun itself serves as the literal beacon of unity.” To that end, added curator Natalie White, “the idea of meeting in the sun takes us to the core our commonality and brings into question why we would ever consider an ‘other’ living thing to be anything but equal.”
See the Dropbox folder linked above to download high-resolution image files. Artwork image reuse must be with credit to Anne Spalter Studios.