Monday, November 28, 2011

Tamara Browning: 'Snapshots' offers hands-on experience

Visitors to artist Shane Harris' “Snapshots” interactive installation at the University of Illinois Springfield’s Visual Arts Gallery get a chance to play with objects.

From the small-scale sculptural pieces lining the walls of the gallery, visitors are encouraged to “select a couple pieces that catch your eye, and arrange your pieces on one of the bases on a pedestal,” according to a “Snapshots” instructions card.

Pedestals arranged on the floor of the gallery are encased in various materials and range in colors from turquoise to black.

“Please take a picture with your camera phone and send me the photo at or tag me on Facebook!” the instructions continue.

“If you don’t have a camera phone, you can still play! Just ask the Gallery Attendant to use our camera! I will print the photos I receive and post them in the gallery for the remainder of the show!”

“Snapshots” will be displayed through Dec. 1 at the UIS Visual Arts Gallery, Room 201 in the Health and Sciences Building. Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

The exhibit was featured in an November 24, 2011, article in The State Journal-Register.

Read the article online