CentralTrak presents Christopher Blay: Satellites opening reception
CentralTrak will presents Christopher Blay: Satellites. The Liberian-born artist Blay, who is currently an artist-in-residence at CentralTrak, presents his most recent body of sculptural installation at CentralTrak’s exhibition space. Conceived as an effort to coax reciprocation from a visual art audience, Blay’s exhibition focuses attention on the often one-sidedness of the visual art experience.
This installation hints at a high-tech world with decidedly low-tech materials. Blay constructs facsimile communication satellite equipment using cheap umbrellas and windshield sunscreens. There is wonderful ingenuity in reinventing these objects, up-cycling their materials into portraits of more fanciful objects. Blay’s past oeuvre includes creating a “spaceship,” a “time machine” as well as a version of Noah’s ark.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through September 20.