Thursday, September 22, 2011 5:00 – 8:00PM
As early as June, Fernando’s artists and curator were getting to know Stamford as Stamford was getting to know them. This mutual introduction between a new alternative art space and the city it inhabits was the impetus for the exhibition. Fernando was also structured in a way that allowed the artists’ perspectives to be reflected in Franklin Street Works’ formation and early growth. Both the art space’s location and its role as an alternative venue for contemporary art are at play here.
Considering social interaction was the starting point for Fernando, it’s not surprising that the production and content are informed by this introductory exchange of ideas via meetings with local residents, investigative meanderings, and independent research. With Fernando, Trisha Baga, Lukas Geronimas, Mads Lynnerup, and Terri C Smith employ elements of inquiry and improvisation to create a project that is as much experiment as exhibition, as much road trip as installation.
The artists will be at the reception, which is free and open to the public. Fernando is on view through November 13.
Avon Theater, 272 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT 06901
FREE, no RSVP required.
This FSW Program is presented by MetLife.