Bound by Silence (2012)
March 12-April 6
An opening Reception was held, March 15 from 4-6 P.M.
Video still of "This is Not How You Thought It Would Be"
Dean Ebben states, "For me art making and life seem to go hand-in-hand, there is less definition between making things and going about my daily life.
I made a homemade loom that hung from my kitchen counter for about two months. I wove in the mornings when it was quiet and my mind was clear, at night when I could not sleep, and in the evenings as an escape from the day. "This is Not How You Thought It Would Be" is a 20’ X 3’ plastic weaving, which lays on the floor in the gallery. It is a record of what went on during those two months."
Leah Fries, a senior BFA student at SUNY Cortland, performed with the weaving by rolling herself up, while Ebben played silverware on the floor. Fries made her own contribution to the piece and added to the history while she bound herself and unbound herself.
Support for the exhibition and its programming is provided by the Roberta Gere Doering ’46 Art Acquisition Fund, the Cortland College Foundation, and the Campus Artist and Lecture Series.