Sculpture Relocated To Culbreth Theatre
April 25, 2003 --
WHO: Artist Andra Samelson
Installation art – “Ephemeris”
Through March 2004
In front of Culbreth Theatre
a ground installation by New York artist Andra Samelson will be
on exhibit in front of Culbreth Theatre through March 2004.
artwork was moved from the front of Fayweather Hall to the Culbreth
Theater location following a winter exhibit of work by the artist
in Fayerweather Gallery.
installation, a 25-foot-diameter circle of a reflective, sand-like
material called Black Beauty, includes more than 100 mirrors and
Mylar reflective spheres varying in size from 1 to 15 inches. The
creation is a metaphoric map of the night sky.
unrealized dream of Jefferson was to paint a night sky on the interior
of the dome room of the Rotunda,” said Bill Bennett, chairman
of U.Va.’s studio art program. “‘Ephemeris,’
with its hemispherical stars, helps to complete Jefferson’s
said, “Reflection is the primary component of the piece. Anything
that is happening in the moment — a bird flying over head,
a cloud drifting by, someone bending over to look at the piece —
is a part of the piece.”
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298