Watson showcases her eight-week residency at
PlatteForum with a site-specific installation in the Idea Box at MCA
Denver. Throughout her residency, Katie Watson worked with ArtLab and TeCo
teens, where the students created short videos that display imaginary anti-aging
products “sold” throughout the installation. The exhibition opens at MCA Denver
on Friday, March 5, 2010. A public
reception will be held on the same day at MCA Denver from 6-10pm. Teens and
students are encouraged to attend this opening. Admission is a nickel for teens
and students, and a dime for everyone.
with some time on your hands,evolves over the
course of the exhibition, both physically and visually.
The installation plays with the notion of time passing by showcasing a
series of “time machines”—fantasy objects created by the artist to generate
dust (or with a little imagination and humor, speed up time). Viewers are led
through the Fox Family Idea Box as though they are taking a “factory tour” of
the fabricated world where these machines are made. The absurdity of these
objects’ necessity may not be questioned immediately, as an unnamed but
omnipresent force leads visitors through the Idea Box with multi-lingual
signage, animated images, dust-producing appliances, and anti-aging antidotes.
About the Artist Katie Watson was born in
Michigan, raised in Indiana. She received her BFA at the Kansas City Art
Institute and MFA in the International Center of Photography–Bard Program in
Advanced Photographic Studies in New York. Katie Watson’s work possesses a
sense of humor and irreverence that defies easy description. Her photography,
video, installation, and print media explore construction, deconstruction, and
reconstruction of space and modern consumer conventions. Katie's website.
Project: PlatteForum Creative Residency + MCA Denveris a shared Artist-in-Residence program between
PlatteForum and MCA Denver. Creative Resident Katie Watson created new work
and lead workshops with teens from PlatteForum's ArtLab and MCA Denver's Teen Council. The artist and students' works are exhibited in the Fox Family Idea Box at MCA Denver. This residency is the first annual collaborative project with
the two organizations.Special
thanks to: Bart
Spaulding, Eye Candy Graphics, and Denver Screen & Embroidery for supporting this residency.
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