Vestibule installation by Crystal Wagner
plastic table cloth, chicken wire, balloon mylar, 2014
Vestibule is a conduit made with everyday materials. It is space somewhere between the plastic and artificial environment of our everyday experiences with man-made materials, consumerism and technology and the exotic landscapes that occupy the surface of our earth. It explores ideas related to human beings and the increasingly severe divide between themselves and the natural world by growing, as if it were a life form, through the gallery. The exoticization of nature and all things, non-human, make forms that were once familiar, more foreign. While this dissonance continues to escalate, making more and more of our natural world seem alien to us, there is a strange familiarity and attraction to the forms that people categorize as exotic and even in our attempt to keep the outside, out, plastic plants occupy small corners of peoples homes. Currently on view at the Ann Wright Wilson Gallery, Georgetown College, KY until March 17th, 2014.