Join us for the Opening Reception of Fluvial terra by Megan Singleton & Book Arts by Kelly Campbell Berry on Thursday, September 7th from 5:00-8:00PM!
Fluvial terra features paper and installation work by Megan Singelton that was inspired by her travel west from Missouri to Oklahoma. Singleton utilizes locally foraged soil and plant fibers to create artistic interpretations of the landscape and vegetation found in Oklahoma. Material and scholarly research is a critical component in Singleton’s practice. She considers her method of collecting, testing and transforming the plants to be a way of honoring them as living organism while also engaging and educating the viewers about the importance of species awareness and preserving our landscape and their natural systems.
In partnership with the exhibition, Singleton will be giving a lecture at 21c Hotel on Thursday, September 21 from 6:30-7:30pm and hosting a three-day paper & book making workshop titled From Plant to Paper to Page in the [Press] at Untitled from Friday, September 22 to Sunday, September 24, 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Kelly Campbell Berry was born in 1964 in Gilbert, AZ and has lived in Bethel Acres, OK since 1989. In 2006, the Berry family lost their home to a fire. The only possessions to survive the fire were two antique books. In her desire to resurrect the beauty in the books, Berry worked with the scorched and blackened pages to create her first ever book sculpture. Creating this sculpture out of the rubble sparked a desire in Berry to continue to rescue damaged and discarded books by turning them into works of art. The majority of Berry’s work is commissioned book sculptures and she has clients from Brazil, England, Ireland, Italy, Canada, Hungary, Singapore, Germany, and across the United States.
These exhibits will be on view through October 28th, 2017.
Date(s) - Thu, Sep 07, 2017 - Sat, Oct 28, 2017
[Artspace] at Untitled,
1 NE Third St.