Constructed Environments at ideaXfactory Explore an amazing maze of 21 Interconnecting Spaces by 22 artists, each using 2 materials and...
Explore an amazing maze of 21 Interconnecting Spaces by 22 artists, each using 2 materials and 1 adhesive to create a unique Labyrinth of Art!
On March 1st, First Friday Art Walk visitors to ideaXfactory at 351 N. Boonville Ave will have the opportunity to explore a Maze/Labyrinth of 21 connected, artist-constructed, singular environments.
The basic concept is a construct of connected art environments, each created individually and unique, with 21 connected spaces. More than 21 artists have been working together over the past month to envision and create this amazing constructed environment.
Artists chose different and sometimes unexpected materials such as: cardboard, wood, plastic, foam, playing cards, organic brushwood, plaster, thread, leather, paper, worm-on-a-string, video projections, syrup, white glue, foam, hot glue, or even gravity as an adhesive.
Each artist then constructed at least two walls, a window, and two doorways, one coming from the adjacent artists space and the other going to the next, thus creating a maze like path through the interior of the connected spaces.
This project is the brainchild of ideaXfactory’s director/artist Russ RuBert, based on past environmental collaborations at the Kansas City Art Institute and elsewhere. For this project ideaXfactory is collaborating with the MSU Sculpture department, MoState Sculpture Club, and local emerging artists.
The artists have shown extraordinary creativity in their own work, and also tremendous creativity working together to create this amazing structure of interconnecting passages, the Constructed Environments Labyrinth.
The prospect of snaking ones way through though the maze promises to be a bit challenging, but fun, and will present participants with a fascinating and exciting art adventure!
Participating Artists and their media:
Space # 2 Robert Rekas
Saran Wrap, Plastic Tubing, Duct Tape
Space # 3 Rodriguez
Worm on a String, Wood, String-Rope
Space # 4 Rick Briggenhorst
Clear Vinyl, Glitter, Spray Adhesive
Space # 5 Jennifer Rose Wolken
Paper, Leather, Thread
Space # 6 Casaundra Beard
Foam, Paint, Nails
Space # 7 Corbin Sheppard
Styrofoam, Paint, Drywall Joint Compound
Space # 8 Joshua Burd
Wood, Spray paint, Nails
Space # 9 Tristan .B. Miller
Plastic, Syrup, Epoxy
Space # 10 Jacob Guffey
Foam, Wood, Expanding Foam
Space # 11 Olga Shute
Blankets, Rope, Foam
Space # 12 Daniel Johnson
Cardstock, Metal, White glue
Space # 13 Shauna Smith
Fabric, Grass, Hot Glue
Space # 14 Malaina Elliott
Organic fabric, Organic Brushwood, Metal
Space # 15 Dana Neuenschwander – Jo Taylor
Wire, Fiber, Plaster
Space # 16 Barrett Crosby
Light/Video projection, Plastic, Sound
Space # 17 Emily Cunningham
Foam, Plastic, Screws
Space # 18 Debra Madden
Cardboard, Plastic, Spray Foam
Space # 19 Amanda Steimel
Fabric (Mesh), Plastic, Spray Adhesive
Space # 20 Timothy Damaso
Soda cans, Cardboard, Magnets
Space # 21 Walter Russell
Metal, Rubber, Gravity | Cosmos