Car parts transformed
into art in "Body Shop"
cars are personal objects. ... To me the car is our connection
to the American landscape," says Rosemarie Fiore, a faculty
member of the McIntire
Department of Art.
Shop," an exhibition of a series of works Fiore created at
the Skowhegen artist colony in Maine last summer, pushes the boundaries
of traditional notions of art. Fiore used her 1995 Subaru Legacy
and the fluids that are essential to make it run as the tools
to create her art. The show itself forms a journey through the
landscape of the car.
creating "Subaru Legacy Rear Wiper Paintings," Fiore
squirted motor oil, transmission fluid, coolant and power fluid
out of the rear wiper and pressed them into paper to create a
series of delicate fan-shaped images that are almost Oriental
motor of the Subaru becomes a topographical map in another work,
a rubbing that records the terrain of the engine.
"Body Shop" runs through Oct. 29 in Fayerweather Gallery.
The gallery, located on Rugby Road, is open Monday through Friday,
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.