|Katy Grannan: Hundreds of Sparrows - Salon 94 Bowery, New York, New York||2015||Cultural||Completed|
For this solo exhibition, envelope A+D collaborated with the artist, photographer Katy Grannan, to conceive an immersive experience that subtly augments the complexity and tensions within the seemingly ordinary and mundane experiences depicted in her work. Composed of both color and black and white photographs, film stills and video installations, the exhibition culminates four years of documenting the Central Valley, working with the local community.
A central figure, an angled structure housing video works, is sculpted and placed to promote a circumambulatory path through the gallery. The central figure’s slotted openings discreetly invite in viewers while its lattice top lets sounds of the valley from Grannan’s video works fill the gallery. The central figure also separates the front and back areas of the gallery, creating a sense of discovery and return—and subtle shifts—as visitors move through the space. These almost imperceptible gestures bring the psychological landscape into focus. The works coalesce, offering varied views and experiences of a vast and solitary place.