“t e x t s c a p e” Exhibitions at Co-Lab Projects DEMO Gallery (Austin, TX) & Bonsack Gallery (St. Louis, MO)

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Client: Co-Lab Projects gallery (Austin, TX) and Bonsack Gallery (St. Louis, MO), funded in part by City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, and sponsored by Big Medium

Location: Austin, TX, United States

Completion date: 2017

Project Team

Susan Scafati

Artist

Co-Lab Projects

Co-Lab Projects

Bonsack Gallery

Bonsack Gallery

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 an exhibition of new artworks at Co-Lab Projects' DEMO Gallery, funded in part by City of Austin Cultural Arts Division, and sponsored by Big Medium.