Stephen Talasnik: FLOE
NOVEMBER 3, 2023 – FEBRUARY 18, 2024
CURATOR: JENNIFER-NAVVA MILLIKEN
Hive: Tippet Rise, 2018. Woven flat reed and pine infrastructure, 20 x 14'(diameter).
Tippet Rise Art Center, Fishtail, Montana
Philadelphia native Stephen Talasnik has built an artistic career by exploring the links between drawing and building. His work is site-specific, occupying a scale that blurs the line between sculpture and architecture. In Archaeology of Architecture, Talasnik will focus on the traditional use of wood-based archeological artifacts, creating a hand-woven habitat of wood and reed that responds directly to the Center’s gallery space and streetscape. With community-based performance actions taking place throughout the run of the exhibition, Talasnik invites visitors to consider their physical and spiritual perspective in relationship to art and architecture.