C3 Community Partner Response Installation: "The Living Room by Artist Jill Foley"

Begin Date2010-07-27
End Date2010-09-26
Last Harvested At2022-03-05
Credit LineThe exhibition was organized by the Dallas Museum of Art. Air transportation was provided by American Airlines.
LocationTower Gallery
OrganizerDallas Museum of Art
DescriptionThis summer the Center for Creative Connections will move into the Museum's fourth floor Tower Gallery as construction begins in the Center for a new exhibition and other exciting installation renovations that will debut in late September. To continue to serve visitors and the community, Susan Diachisin, the Kelli and Allen Questrom Director of C3, has brought in a visiting artist, Jill Foley, to create a dynamic installation for Center's "temporary home away from home." Jill Foley, a Dallas-based artist who describes her work as her consciousness turned tangible, has created a large scale imaginary-type space to host her puppet-like figural sculptures and her paintings and drawings. She has used recycled cardboard to create naturalistic forms and makeshift home furnishings to envelop visitors in an active living space. Throughout the summer, Foley and the C3 staff will host participatory programs, happenings and performances in the gallery. Visitors will have the opportunity to create artwork to contribute to the space that will grow over time and reflect the involvement of the community. "Jill has made an environment for the temporary C3 that is dramatic, fun, and memorable," said Diachisin. "Her 'living room' maintains the important elements of C3 for visitors as a social place for learning, interacting, and contributing."