Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Evergreen:Vespiary by Zimany & Bare
I find that formally I appreciate the work very much and I greatly enjoyed being privy to its construction. Conceptually I felt that this work was somewhat weaker than the re-appropriation of material that Henrique Oliveira used for his installation last year. Valerie mentioned that the structure was based upon the idea of mud daubers and hornets nests which is an allusion to the moniker of Charlotte during the revolutionary war. An idea that is outdated and not representative of the current cultural state of affairs as budget cuts, tax hikes, and political debauchery have exposed the corrupt and backwards movements of a once progressive "new" south.