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Michelle Foster's ArtLab installation Claustrophobia Shelter

Michelle Foster's ArtLab installation will remain up through the duration of Time Pools: Accessing the Aquifer The League of Imaginary Scientists in collaboration with The University of Memphis April 6 through May 24, 2013 Opening reception Friday, April 5 from 5 to 7:30

ArtLab Announcement 

Haejung Lee, this upcoming year's juror of our 30th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, has selected Michelle Foster (MFA Program) for ArtLab! Lee noted that it was a difficult decision in choosing between the offering of ArtLab proposals from this year's graduate and undergraduate University of Memphis students, and she made the following comment in regards to her top choice for ArtLab. (Review the info on this call)

Michelle Foster stands in the midst of her newly installed Artlab installation dealing with the subject matter of claustrophobia. Opening reception as part of the 30th Annual Juried Student Exhibition at AMUM on February 1 at 5 PM and will remain up through the Juried show and Time Pools: Accessing the Aquifer The League of Imaginary Scientists in collaboration with The University of Memphis.

Michelle Foster ArtLab

Claustrophobia Shelter is aimed to impart senses of security and claustrophobia simultaneously. Much like an umbrella protects from the rain but restricts full access to the world, the installation is protective and obtrusive. This installation aims to jar notions of spatial relation, shelter, and security.

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More Images of Claustrophobia Shelter HERE

Below is what the juror said about her selection for ArtLab:

"One thing I was attracted to by her proposal is that she will fully bring the outdoor objects into the indoors to create the space. It will be an interesting way to see how the viewers interact with the space and also give the viewers many different emotions such as security, fear, hope and so on." -Haejung Lee

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