August 29 - October 12, 2003
Opening Reception: August 29, 2003, 6:00 – 8:00pm
For her solo exhibition Kenworth builds site-specific micro-environments that transform the gallery into lunar landscape. Using everyday materials, she elevates the mundane to scientific proportions creating small models and experiments that explore the greater depth of phenomenon and space. Satellites and spaceships made of cardboard, glue and masking tape hover within the gallery as they journey to the mother ship. Satellite dishes communicate to the fleet from stations on the floor, placing gallery observers in precarious position of interrupting simulcast. A secret space lab hides among the rafters, visible to gallery viewers through a makeshift periscope. By manipulating these everyday materials, Kenworth domesticates and familiarizes the cosmos, creating a more recognizable and comfortable intersection with our everyday world.