“t e x t s c a p e” Exhibition at Canopy Austin

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Client: Funded in part by City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, and sponsored by Big Medium for Canopy Austin.

Location: Austin, TX, United States

Completion date: 2017

Project Team

Susan Scafati

Artist

Big Medium

Big Medium

City of Austin Cultural Arts Division

City of Austin Cultural Arts Division

Overview

“t e x t s c a p e” is a meditation on constructed worlds, communication, and connection through the gesture of text messaging. Susan Scafati creates a multitude of iterations of the ubiquitous smartphone textbox, extensively layering and enlarging its form from its familiar handheld 1-2 inch size to up to 10-feet. This play on scale shifts its physical relationship to the human form and suggests a metaphor for a greater psychological impact on human experience. Scafati’s artwork takes the form of large-scale high-grade mesh scrolls and archival pigment prints comprised of multi-layered cyanotypes and photograms; site-specific acrylic, wood, and marble installations; and textiles.

Goals

Present new artworks featured as part of East Austin Studio Tour at Canopy Austin, funded in part by City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, and sponsored by Big Medium.