Al Fresco Art
by Carl Mellor - Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
The latest in a series of installations and exhibits by Ann Hamilton

Ann Hamilton is a versatile artist who has created textiles, photos, prints and sculpture, yet she’s best known for large-scale, multimedia installations. Her new video piece, featuring the lowercase title table of contents, will begin screenings this week at the Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St. The video will be projected outdoors at the Everson’s north façade wall Thursdays through Sundays, dusk until 11 p.m.

For Hamilton, this is just the latest in a series of installations and exhibits presented around the United States and abroad. During April, for example, she will display some of her photo prints at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. In the past, her work has appeared at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City; Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan; Histroiska Museet in Stockholm, Sweden; and other venues.

WATCH: Tableau: Ann Hamilton, ‘the event of a thread’

Hamilton has received numerous awards including the NEA Visual Arts Fellowship, the Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, the Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture and the MacArthur Fellowship.

She’s incorporated various interests and skills into her installations: an ability to work large while retaining a sense of intimacy, an exploration of public spaces and an investigation of sensory influences. Her latest piece began after she saw a music performance titled “table of contents,” by composer David Lang. There’s an interest in connections or contrasts between seeing and hearing.

Presentation of her work in Syracuse comes via the Urban Video Project, a multimedia public art initiative of Light Work Gallery and Syracuse University in partnership with the Everson Museum. The project is part of the Connective Corridor. Hamilton’s table of contents runs through May 31.

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