Exhibition runs October 1 - 31st
Artist Reception: First Friday, October 1: 5:00-8:00pm
Parable of Gravity is a kinetic installation consisting of several large sculptural elements, including a suspended human form, a rectilinear formation of 10 scaffolded wooden towers, and an otherworldly kinetic garden filled with moving organisms that appears to be taking over and growing out of the work.
In Parable of Gravity, Seattle-based artist Casey Curran combines elements of mythology, science, and religion to foster a conversation around humanity’s goals and visions for future on earth.
The wooden towers stand as a symbol of continually evolving human technological progress. Occupying the complete floor of VCA's atrium and standing up to 6ft tall, they are structured to allow visitors to weave through and immerse themselves in their gridded pattern. Within, a human-scaled figure emerges. This being is made of kinetic flora that grows up and out of a pulsing and flexing garden, which reclaims its supportive wooden structure.
This exhibition is a parable of a landscape in transition: a decomposing environment that nurses the new life it brings forth. It is a display of both decay and growth, referencing the unstoppable momentum of significant human innovations that are capable of shifting our cultural paradigm. The unforeseen costs of rapid advancements in the last 200 years leave us looking toward a future that seems to crumble all around us. At this moment, we have a chance to save what we haven’t lost and leave our legacy for the generations that follow. (Thank you to MadArt for this description).