Atlanta based artist, Christina A. West, creates immersive, site-specific installations that utilize figurative sculptures and the alteration of space to create psychologically charged environments. West’s figures, which the artist distorts through an adjustment of scale and proportion, are found sitting, standing, kneeling, and crawling. The monochromatic figures, and their relationship to the fabricated interiors in which they reside, provoke subtle feelings of visual and spatial discomfort.
Building on her previous work, West’s AEIVA installation, Unscene, emphasizes the ambiguous space between—between narrative moments, between past and present, between actor and audience. The scene presented is pulled apart with the use of fragmentation, scale shifts, the integration of photography, and strategies that direct viewers through the space.
Monday, September 23 at 10:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday, September 24 at 10:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday, September 25 at 10:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday, September 26 at 10:00am to 6:00pm
Friday, September 27 at 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, September 28 at 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Monday, September 30 at 10:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday, October 1 at 10:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday, October 2 at 10:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday, October 3 at 10:00am to 6:00pm
Friday, October 4 at 10:00am to 6:00pm
Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts
1221 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205