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Andrea Keys Connell's avatar Andrea Keys Connell

The "In Space Gallery" is a 2' x 11' x 2' gallery that exists in the floor of the UICA. It is essential a carved out floor space with a looking glass covering it. I view this gallery space as a blend between a shelter, a prison, an acquarium, a coffin, Snow White's sleeping chamber, an (in)between space, and an archeological site. What resides within it it is either/neither alive nor dead, spectacle nor hidden, public nor private. This idea of being between floors, between spaces is reflective of the moment when one passes from dreaming to waking life, that blurry instance when you are neither here nor there. I am making a large figure that appears to be falling into, or coming out of sleep. The figure's eyes are very slightly parted, just enough to acknowledge the presence of the viewer that is standing above. This contact of gaze connects the viewer to the figure behind the glass, and in turn implicates the viewer in their relationship to this person and the function of the space.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 2'
  • Medium: clay
  • Width: 2'
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 11'