"I have never feared the woods" An Exhibition by Francine Almeda '19
"I have never feared the woods" is an interative art installation which combines sculpture, sound, and light to create an otherwordly, forest-like landscape in which the visitor is invited to participate in the creation of their own, unique object.
Upon entering, each visitor is provided with a clear, plastic box. As they traverse the gallery, visitors will encounter gnarled, floating tree branches amongst boxes of sand and rocks. Through a series of reflective questions delving into each individual's past and future, every visitor will be guided to touch, take, and remove parts of the exhibit and place them into their provided plastic box. As more and more items are gathered in the container, a new, personal sculpture is formed. Each visitor will add their plastic box to the gallery as part of the exhibit, ultimately creating a collective art piece.
By inviting visitors to reimagine their memories, traumas, and future hopes as physical objects to be touched and taken, "I have never feared the woods" confronts the poignant question of : who am I, and who do I want to be?
Please join the artist, Francine Almeda, for an opening reception on Friday, April 5th at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, April 12 at 11:00am to 4:00pm
Carney Hall, Gallery 203
Boston College, 269-283 Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA