Marini will apply egg tempera and gold leaf to a wooden panel in a demonstration of her technique on Oct. 30, 4:30 – 7:15 p.m., in Upton Hall 304. Her reference will be a 14th-century painting depicting the temptation of Saint Anthony.
Marini’s multimedia exhibition, which runs Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., transforms Gallery 234 into an interactive communication between the artist and visitors. Fabric sculptures suspended from the ceiling on intertwining copper wire create a shadowy path that guides guests to the focal point of the installation: a large painting by Marini comprising six overlapping jute panels. A video demonstration detailing the making of the artwork will accompany the exhibition.
“What interests me most is not just space itself, but rather the possibility to interact and communicate with the viewer through the artwork,” explained Marini, who exhibits and lectures around the world. “I think of space as the place where the viewer moves and exists.”
Marini will hold a discussion of her work on Nov. 1, 12:15 – 1:30 p.m. in the Science Building smart classroom. She will also be present at an open reception that evening, 5:30 – 9 p.m. in Gallery 234. For more information, call 878-6032.