Space exploration the goal of ‘Set Piece’

May 07, 2018
Soccer field abstraction is part of Anna Queen’s new installation at Steel House South in Rockland.

Rockland — Steel House Projects will present “Set Piece,” a multimedia installation by artist Anna Queen, Wednesday, May 8, through the 26th at 639 Main St. There will be a reception Saturday, May 12, from 5 to 7 p.m.

“Set Piece” is an exploration of the situational construct of a soccer field. The physical layout of the field assists in creating boundaries for action; by isolating familiar objects and materials and aestheticizing the physical organization of this game space, the work explores the shifts that occur when the boundaries within a constructed environment are removed or altered. The soccer field becomes a model for each environment with which we interact … and calls into question our choices and actions in every space we are a part of.

Queen is an interdisciplinary artist working in sculpture and video, currently based in Rockland. She graduated in 2013 from Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Ceramics. Queen has been a Resident Artist at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Vermont Studio Center and The Banff Centre. Her work has been shown at Saw Video Media Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario; Firecat Projects, Chicago; FAB LAB DC; and The Clay Studio in Philadelphia. In 2015, she was a participant at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

“Set Piece” may be viewed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment; email gallery@rocklandsteelhouse.com. Steel House Projects is a multidisciplinary art space providing access to contemporary artists, thinkers and technologists through exhibitions, workshops, talks, events and more. Co-directors Alexis Iammarino and Maeve O’Regan work together to curate and build the programming for Steel House Projects.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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