Preternatural

Time to Install a Major Exhibition (feat. Sarah Walko)

With less than one week to go until the opening night of Preternatural at the Museum of Nature on December 8th, we’re eagerly starting to install the show.

Sarah Walko has thankfully reached Ottawa after an epic journey from NYC with thousands of tiny sculptures in tow.  She gave me a little synopsis of the journey and the process of installing her work:

Arrived in Ottawa yesterday with my very good friend and right hand man studio tech Dan Quinn. We began install at the museum this morning!  

Border crossing was successful.  With thousands of little pieces of the installation loaded in the car we were a bit nervous as many components are organic and are plant/animals parts, which is a customs 101 potential nightmare.  However – we had a specific note from the Museum of Nature stating our purpose and all went through fine. 

All day today involved a lot of measuring, organizing and editing.  Tomorrow we will troubleshoot LEDs, fish tank, motor and finish composition of the test tube brackets.

Take a look at these behind-the-scenes snapshots of the install in progress:

To see the finished product, come to the Vernissage next Thursday, December 8th from 6pm-9pm, or visit Preternatural at the Museum of Nature any time between December 9, 2011 – February 12, 2012.

Also at the Museum of Nature will be works by: Marie-Jeanne Musiol, Mariele Neudecker, Anne Katrine Senstad, and Andrew Wright.