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Kelly Kaczynski: Scene from Olympus Manger

Mar 23 - May 13 2006

UB Art Gallery

Kelly Kaczynski arranges building materials such as wood, insulation foam, rubber roofing, and studs to create sculptural scenarios inspired by mountains and Japanese landscapes, as well as the confluence of architecture and nature exemplified by Frank Lloyd Wright’s prairie houses and Frederick Law Olmsted’s parks. Scene from ‘Olympus Manger’ features a life-size stage. Her use of construction materials draws attention to the question of public access in society. This sculptural construction zone is open to study, rather than off-limits.

Kaczynski received her MFA from Bard College in New Yrok and her BA from evergreen State College in Washington. Her installation, air is air and thing is thing, was shown recently at Triple Candie in New York.

On Tuesday, May 2 at 12pm, Melanie Aceto, dancer, choreographer and Assistant Professors in the Department of Theatre and Dance, along with 13 junior and senior dance majors, utilized dance to explore the ideas present in Kaczynski’s Scene from ‘Olympus Manger.’

Curated by Sandra Q. Firmin.

Brochure available with essay by Shelly Bancroft and Peter Nesbett.