Tents are omnipresent in the cultural zeitgeist, from the tent cities that are created from necessity after natural disasters, to the Occupy Movement, to campgrounds, circuses and even the tents that comprise arts festivals such as Artscape.
The artists in At-TENT-ion were encouraged to think about the tent as a metaphor. The tent is a “blank slate” that was used as a starting point for their sculptures. Each artist started with the same exact two-person tent, but by painting, adding on, building around and transforming the tent, they became individualized and unique objects. Some tents invite the viewer to peer inside “secret worlds” or make statements about culture, while others surprise with whimsy or humor. Come visit all 20 of the tents during the festival weekend.
Location: Pearlstone Park, Preston Street between Howard and Cathedral streets
Curator: René Treviño, Exhibitions Coordinator, School 33 Art Center
Artists: Alzaruba, Dara Brown, Kini Collins, Michelle Carollo, Madeleine Cutrona, Lania D’Agostino, Jon Duff, Angie Dunn, EMP Collective, Peter Eide, Mindy Hirt, Jonathan Latiano, Todd Matte-Frye, Topher McFarland, Ian Mize, Kaitlin Murphy, Margaret Rogers, Cat Sachse, Liz Swanson, Chad Tyler and Sarah Matson