ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Art is play with Ann-Michéle Morales' new installation Your Move, an oversized, interactive n-puzzle. The 4ft. x 4ft. sliding rebus grid features large word tiles inscribed with words such as x, x, and x. To solve the puzzle, viewers remove the 16th square and rework phrases by sliding one piece at a time into the empty space created by the missing square. The resulting message references the conflict-resolution processes we employ on a day-to-day basis.
By involving the viewer as an active participant in the negotiation of this word puzzle, the artist makes evident our methods of problem solving in challenging life situations-focusing on negotiation, compromise, and resolution. Though the viewer is free to choose their resolution strategy, the tray and sliding process limit the participant to a select number of successful combinations.
Your Move is on view June 12 - September 14, 2008.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Morales received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois in 1997. Her work has been included in exhibitions such as The Dream of a Red Chamber Masquerade Ball, White Box Gallery, New York, NY (2008); La Sala de Arte Latina, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX (2008); Spanglish, Artpace, San Antonio, TX (2005); and CAM 19: New Stars, Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, TX (2004). She has participated in numerous residencies including, Serie Print Project, Coronado Studios, Austin, TX (2004); Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX (1999); and Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Maine (1997).
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Your Move was commissioned by Artpace San Antonio for the WindowWorks exhibition program. Through WindowWorks, Artpace annually invites three local artists to produce site-specific projects for its windows that face downtown San Antonio's busy North Main Avenue. The program demonstrates Artpace's commitment to extending the dialogue about contemporary art beyond traditional gallery spaces.
This exhibition is supported by The Brown Foundation, Inc. and Texas Commission on the Arts.
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