artists > Beth Dary
Beth Dary’s recent projects include MAPspace's first Collaborative Workspace Residency with Sarah Lutz; Equilibrium, a series of blown glass sculptures in the lily pond in Battery Park City and, Full Service Island, a collaborative multi-channel video installation at a service station in Manhattan. Both installations reflect on the fragility of the natural word.
Beth Dary: Emersion, 2010, porcelain, 31 ft x 7 ft x 4 in
Emersion is an installation comprised of over a thousand hand-built porcelain sculptures originally created for Prospect.1.5 in New Orleans. The combination of imagery and choice of materials illustrate the complex and dynamic relationship of land and water; the porcelain 'barnacles' are 'bisque fired', without the final firing that would render them impermeable, leaving them porous and vulnerable. The installation for Prospect 1.5 was configured in a topographical array representing the borders of the Mississippi River in New Orleans and Lower Manhattan's New York Harbor.
Beth Dary: Full Service Island, Art In Odd Places, SIGN:2009, Chelsea Carwash, New York, NY
Full Service Island is a collaborative public art installation/video project created with Christy Speakman for Art in Odd Places, SIGN:2009, in NYC. The installation site at the Chelsea Carwash in Manhattan became both studio and stage. Two large-scale videos were projected onto existing glass windows of the station. The videos echoed traces of daily acts at the station and explored imagery of impervious surfaces, runoff, soapsuds and the force of water in a highly urban environment.