Interactive art. Interesting idea, yes, and now it's become a reality at the Phoenix Village Art Center Galley.
This month, the gallery will feature a new mixed media installation from artists Doug Mott and Maryann Worrell called “You Are Here.”
“Put down your smart phone and engage,” said Mott, in a release provided by the gallery. “I’m trying to force you to pay attention to where you are by changing the environment. The Fun House was always the model I had in mind.” The unique setting will include unexpected barriers, varied ceiling and floor heights and variations in lighting.
“We all have expectations, walking the paths we have chosen, but are you really where you thought you would end up?” asks Worrell. “This question sparked the idea of creating a journey with in this small space, a path of experiences, engaging the viewer.”
Worrell and Mott began their partnership in 2007 with their first public commission. This is the duo’s second solo show. They have also been included in a number of group shows, including the prestigious Chelsea Fine Art Competition Exhibition in New York., in 2010. In 2012, the pair were guest speakers at TEDx Phoenixville, where they discussed their 6 large scale public works at the Franklin Commons campus located in Phoenixville.
The free show opened Friday and closes on April 1. Gallery hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Monday thorugh Thursday and noon to 8 p.m. on Friday. The galley will be open on Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m.
You can see more of what the galley is up to at www.phoenixvilleartcenter.org.