|26 Mar 2010|
Dianna Frid, Assistant Professor of Studio Arts
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is featured in a solo exhibition at neues kunstforum, Cologne, Germany, from March 26 through May 9, 2010.
The exhibition "skylight and spectra" is Dianna Fridʼs response to the daylight that enters the neues kunstforum: a 400 square meter space with floor to ceiling windows on the south and north sides, and with a ceiling skylight that spans its 40 meter length. During sunlit days, light traverses the atrium of the building and makes an ephemeral inscription on the walls and tiles. Fridʼs project harnesses this light and provokes its physical refraction by applying reflective materials on the floor. The project also instigates thematic associations with how light and other phenomena are described through imagery and diagrams.
An opening reception will take place on March 25 at 7 pm, with welcoming remarks by Barbara Foerster from the Cologne Arts Council, and an introduction by Cologne art historian Sabine Mueller. There will be a closing event on May 9 at 12 pm where Gail Lotenberg, a Canadian dancer and choreographer, will perform a dance piece commissioned specifically for the exhibition. A limited edition artist publication will also be available at the closing of the exhibition. This project was partially funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Deanʼs Research Grant from the College of Architecture and the Arts.