September 6 – 30
URI Fine Art Center Galleries
Brown Bag Gallery talk by the artist September 14 noon-1:00
Artists Reception September 28 4-6:00
Call 401-874-2775 for more information
A complementary exhibition to the Main Gallery’s simultaneous SPEAKING VOLUMES, this show features 4 projects designed for public consumption in this country and abroad.
German- born, Rhode Island resident Westermann’s art is frequently performative, engaging viewers as participants, even in contemplative activities. She creates work in the tradition of leading conceptual artists like Christo, Daniel Spoerri, Josef Beuys, and Gordon Matta-Clark. This exhibition features the public projects known as Borderland; Connectors; Observatory andRadio Nurse (after Noguchi). Each project is represented in the style of an architectural and/or urban planning presentation board.
Westermann has exhibited her work extensively, including major exhibits at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center and the Clay Street Press Gallery in Cincinnati, OH, the Freiburg Museum, the La Jolla Museum of ontemporary Art, Brown University, Art Resources Transfer, Alexandra Kaiser Gallery, and Momenta Art in Brooklyn. Her work has also been shown at Holly Solomon, the Newport and Bristol Art Museums, the Brooklyn
Museum of Art, Ronald Feldman Gallery, and Williams College. She has a show coming up at Wheeler Gallery as well as the URI Corridor Gallery.
She is a 1999 Recipient of a Sculpture Award from RISCA.