Bert Geyer Artist Talk
I Want To Show You Something but You Might Have To Follow Me. What Do You Think About That?
Artist Talk and Installation Walk-Through
Saturday, March 15
Doors open at 2:30pm, Artist Talk at 3:00pm
The Medicine Factory
85 Virginia Avenue West
Geyer creates large, spare installations that ask us to reconsider our movements through architectural space. His new show at the Medicine Factory is a journey of discovery for each viewer. We are invited to enter into the enigmatic narrative of his installation, moving through space in unexpected ways: confined by curved walls of fragrant cedar, shadowed by the drape of a diaphanous curtain, confronted with shadows in a subterranean basement. Traveling through Geyer’s installation, an unfolding sense of mystery and uncertainty presents itself. Why do we always follow prescribed patterns and routes? How does architecture encourage specific navigation? Is it possible to rediscover a building by creating a different narrative of movement?
A recent (’13) graduate of Rhodes College, Geyer works with space, volume and the viewer’s place in it. Bert Geyer received his BA in Studio Art from Rhodes College in 2013 and completed an architecture foundations course at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. His work has been shown at the Clough-Hanson Gallery at Rhodes College and his installation A Detour and a Pause, funded by a grant award from the Center for Outreach in the Development of the Arts, energized a vacant storefront and invited passersby to reflect on the relationship between art and development in a busy urban setting.
The Medicine Factory is located in the South Main area at 85 Virginia Avenue West.