Columbus Cap-UP

The Columbus Arts Pop-Up Project (CAP-UP) is a series of installation window displays by area artists. The project is a partnership between the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) and the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District (SID).

Moment of Momentum by Andrea Myers

55 EAST STATE STREET CAPA THEATER SHOP WINDOW



Statement

Within my proposed window installation, I plan to present a playful scene suggestive of the moment before movement, symbolizing the forward momentum and energy Columbus possesses as a community. As a sculptural installation interpreting the themes of 200Columbus, I am drawing from the ideas of forward momentum of the community and the city and propose to create a metaphoric abstraction of the themes of design, education, innovation and art.


For the project, I will create a large-scale sculptural abstraction, reminiscent of a large boulder, with a patchwork fabric façade, representing the network of communities in the city, moving energetically across the surface of the rock form and beam. The installation symbolizes a cause and effect relationship of momentum, imagining the boulder coming unstuck and moving around the city spreading color and energy along the way. The form will suggest a momentary static object that is tenuously being held still by a thin plank. The line work and vibrancy of color on the surface of the form will prompt the viewer to imagine the form breaking away from the scene and rolling out along the sidewalks and roads. Ultimately, I hope to present an installation that draws the public to take a second glance, stop for a moment and allow their imaginations to open and engage in the colors and forms presented in the space.



Artist Bio

Andrea Myers explores the space between two and three dimensionality by combining forms of painting, sculpture and textile based work. Originally from Westerville, Ohio, Myers received her MFA from the Fiber and Material Studies department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006. In 2011, Myers was the only artist from Ohio to receive the Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship, a prestigious award given to five Midwestern artists annually. She has also received grant awards from the City of Chicago and the Union League Club of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues, including McCormick Gallery (Chicago), Steven Zevitas Gallery (Boston), the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and current exhibitions at the Olympia Centre (Chicago) and Circuit 12 Gallery (Dallas). Myers currently teaches in the Foundations and Fine Arts areas at the Columbus College of Art and Design.