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Rebuilding Work: Open Studio and Artist Talk with Hunter Creel
September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday, September 8th
Open Studios, noon – 8pm
Artist Talk, 6pm
Please visit Hunter Creel on Sunday, August 8th in the Flux Factory Gallery, while he rebuilds a coffin as part of his ongoing work, Gate to the Multi-Verse. At 6pm join him for an artist talk and discussion about the project.
The work explores the life and death of an individual in correlation to a coffin he exhumed from a parallel world, and his attempt to re-gain access to the multi-verse. Creel builds fictional narratives around his sculptural works, below is an excerpt from Gate to the Multi-Verse.
“I have come back from the dimensional travel with my own coffin. I found my gravestone, dug it up, and found it empty. I can’t explain this yet, but I can say that the realization was not a surprise to me. I felt as though the Hunter Creel of this dimension, or another one, was guiding my hand in the excavation. One of us has been here before.
In transporting my coffin through the portal, it was changed. I can only assume then that I was changed as well, though not so visibly. The coffin is in parts unfinished wood, as I would expect a carpenter’s coffin to be, and other parts it is stripped yellow and orange. It is striped like the ambulance on the way to the hospital. It is stripped like the scar that runs though my chest and, at time, itches like a low flow of electricity through my body.”
Hunter Creel is an artist whose practice revolves around his unique access to the multi-verse in
attempt to discover, collect, observe new forms of technology, information, energy, and
resources. His work produced is a combination of the materials of our world in combination with
ones in parallel. Hunter is building new machines and narratives in an attempt to improve our
relationship with each other and our environment. He is also consumed by observing himself in
another context as a form of parallel reflection. Problems do occur and mistakes and setbacks
have been made, but he is hopeful through the research of new forms of energy, we as a species
can learn to coexist with our environment and each other.