Colloquial Luminosity: Where Fiber Meets Electricity
Ybor City Campus Gallery
March 6 - 28, 2014
Hillsborough Community College’s Ybor School of Visual and Performing Arts Gallery presents a site-specific, mixed-media installation by Miami-based visual artist, Alex Trimino. The installation will run March 6 - 28 in celebration with Women’s History Month. An artist’s reception will take place on Thursday, March 6 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. with a gallery talk at 6:15 p.m.
In her illuminated fiber-based sculptures covered in crochet, knittings and micro-controlled neon lights, old ways and new technologies commingle exploring how we connect to reality today. She uses embroidery and technology creating a connection between past and present.
“In my work, I re-contextualize the traditional use of colloquial crafts exploring social views on civilization, technology and gender,” states Trimino. “My illuminated totems reveal the similarities between modern, hi-tech materials used (micro-controlled neon lights) and the colloquial, low-tech crafts used (crochet, knittings and weavings), creating an equilibrium between traditions, technologies and generations.”
Trimino has shown her work across the United States and Europe. Her most recent exhibitions have been in the 2013 All Florida Competitive at the Boca Raton Museum of Art and at PULSE Art Show, Art Basel Miami.