(pr)aggression, a multimedia installation exhibition by Andrew Cozzens, will open with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art. The exhibit, which runs through June 23, 2013, is free and open to the public.
In Cozzens work, diverse materials including metal, ice, video, plastic, and sand are used to create sculptures that highlight the viewer’s perception of time in an increasingly industrialized existence.
“(pr)aggression is a place in which the material phases of human industry can be experienced outside of their initial intentions,” said Cozzens. “Natural earth, industrial steel, synthetic plastics, and digital displays conspire to construct a progressing industrial aesthetic, while their modified functions encourage a reconsideration. The materials now defeat their own purpose, shifting to create a place of contemplation, patience, and reflection.”
Cozzens received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from Murray State University. He is the chair of the exhibition committee of the Louisville Visual Art Association, president and founder of the Louisville Artist Syndicate, and visiting lecturer in art at Vincennes University.
For more information about Cozzens, go to www.andrewcozzens.com .
The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art is sponsored by the University of Southern Indiana and is located at 506 Main Street in New Harmony, Indiana. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 812/682-3156 or go to www.usi.edu/nhgallery.
Photo Credit: Submitted
Andrew Cozzens installs (pr)aggression at the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art.