Emerson exhibiting site-specific multimedia installation
The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery has announced the opening of “700-Year Plastic Composter,” a site-specific multimedia installation organized by Bert Emerson, assistant professor of art at Salve Regina.
An opening reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. The exhibit will be on display in the gallery through Wednesday, Nov. 6.
In this exhibition, Emerson calls into question human’s relationship with plastic and environmental degradation. Through a complete transformation of the gallery’s main space, he invites the public to enter an immersive environment made from more than 2,500 pounds of recycled plastic.
The floor-to-ceiling installation prompts the viewer to actively participate in the plastic composting process. It encourages visitors to reexamine the proliferation of plastic waste and recognize the burdens it places on future generations. More information can be found at plasticcomposter.com.
Emerson is the recipient of the Sister M. Therese Antone Endowed Fund for Academic Excellence’s Special Project Award. This $5,000 grant was awarded for making an exceptional and distinguished contribution in the field of graphic and interaction design.
The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The gallery is closed on Mondays.