Wrapped Up in the Cloud
A solo exhibition by Amelia Konow
May 2 - June 6, 2014
Exhibition Dates: May 2 - June 6, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, May 2, 7-10pm
First Friday Hours: Friday June 6, 7-10pm
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm
Please Note: The light sculpture in the window can be viewed 7pm-7am (sunset to sunrise), 7 days a week
Wrapped Up in the Cloud is an installation by Amelia Konow that reflects on the sublime cosmological landscape of the sky. For five years, Konow has been photographing skyscapes to mirror her subjective states of daydreaming and transcendence. Fascinated by Alfred Stieglitz's theory of equivalence, where a photograph communicates the artist's emotion to the viewer, Konow repeats the gesture of photographing the sky with her iPhone—accumulating thousands of 4x6 prints—combining the individual photographs into an abstract, expansive montage. The resulting immersive installation beckons the viewer into a meditative state, accessing the vastness of the sky in a defined setting within the walls of the gallery. The work is a means for Konow to reexamine her connection with technology, and to consider how it informs her practice.
Amelia Konow is a visual artist whose work addresses human perceptions of cosmic phenomena. She has exhibited in San Francisco at Stephen Wirtz Gallery, the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, Root Division and Pure Beauty Salon, as well as Black Box Gallery in Portland, OR and Gallery Seven in Maynard MA. Her work has been published in Modern Painters and American Photo. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University and a Master of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute where she has also been a visiting lecturer. She lives and works in Oakland, CA.