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Transformers: artistic alchemy -  Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College  •   Decatur, Georgia
September 13, 2018 - December 8, 2018

trans•form: make a thorough or dramatic change in form, appearance, or character

trans•for•mer: a device used in electrical circuits to either increase or decrease the voltage

al•che•my: a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination

All art making implies an act of transforming—changing materials from one thing to another—increasing or decreasing the voltage of the materials—changing the form, appearance or character of these materials. The Transformers in this exhibition are artists who begin with a recognizable object as the raw material for their act of transformation. The enhancement or subversion of the original object can involve adding layers of meaning to the object or can reverse the original intent of that object completely, whether it be as tangible and indestructible as a massive rubber tire, as fragile as sewing patterns or shredded currency, or as transitory as a virtual image. These artists are in the ranks of the ultimate recyclers and alchemists in reusing—and transforming—the original intent and purpose of something that becomes another something, multilayered in what we see, how we interpret and appreciate, and what we think. 

Venue Info:
Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College
137 South McDonough Street Decatur, GA 30030   United States