2006.10.10 > For Immediate Release
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Andréa Stanislav: The Unenchanted Opens Oct. 20 at UNO Art Gallery
Omaha - This fall, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Art Gallery is presenting a fantastical sculpture and installation exhibition. Andréa Stanislav: The Unenchanted will open Friday, Oct. 20, and run through Sunday, Nov. 19. An opening reception will be held Oct. 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the gallery.
The solo exhibition will feature various work by Andréa Stanislav, an assistant professor of art at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus. Stanislav practices a multimedia approach to art making, inspired by the language of film, architecture and pop culture. Scientific studies in the psychology of perception inform her work, as well. Her multimedia installations and sculptures combine formalism, concept and interactivity to create an experiential environment that explores worlds we can and can’t see, but intuitively know are real.
Andréa Stanislav: The Unenchanted focuses on Stanislav’s mythic creatures and environments constructed to play with viewers’ perceptions. Her fantasy landscapes are enhanced through the use of alternative media, including glitter and fur, and sound and video elements that produce a multi-sensory experience.
“I am interested in constructing fantasies of ambiguity and disorientation. My work begins in dreams and intuitions,” Stanislav said. “By making tangible a dreamscape, I intend to offer a subversive dialogue that the visitor self-initiates in an attempt to order their perceptions in an environment of sense and nonsense.”
Stanislav received an MFA from Alfred University and a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. She worked on the design and production of Matthew Barney’s Film “Creamaster 3” and has had numerous residencies, including two at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha; Flax Art Studios in Belfast, Northern Ireland; and Lab-Site at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. Her work has been exhibited widely in national and international exhibitions, and she has currently begun a public art commission for the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis.
The UNO Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Weber Fine Arts Building. The exhibitions are free, handicapped accessible and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from noon to 4 p.m.; Thursday from noon to 8 p.m.; and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.
For more information, call (402) 554-2796.
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