Monday, February 7, 2011

Corey Corcoran's HYPERSLEEP

Corcoran Constructs Blooming Structure: HYPERSLEEP

BEVERLY, MA, FEBRUARY 2, 2011- Montserrat College of Art Galleries is pleased to present Boston artist Corey Corcoran’s installation HYPERSLEEP curated by Lydia Gordon. The February exhibition in Montserrat College of Art’s alternative display space Frame 301, reveals a mysterious human figure stratified with turf, peat, and moss. Corcoran’s blooming structure calls attention to the awe of nature’s uncertainty while investigating its constant regeneration.

Corcoran’s first 3D site-specific installation, HYPERSLEEP engulfs Frame 301 with heaps of biomass, growth, and decay as a terrarium through creation. The window holds a cocooning figure saturated with earth, root systems, and endless unidentifiable matter. This obscure creation spans the entire length and depth of the window, enhancing every viewer’s looking experience. Completely sculptural in nature, HYPERSLEEP refers to a science fiction term similar to hibernation when life processes are halted completely for some duration. It addresses the artist’s continuous ideas concerning the persistence of life, fluidity of time, and the simple strangeness of nature.

Corey Corcoran is a Boston-based artist currently working at The Distillery, a vibrant community of artists in South Boston.  Since acquiring his BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2007, Corcoran has shown regularly throughout the Boston area. Most recently, the artist has been included in shows at MEME Gallery (Cambridge, MA), deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (Lincoln, MA), and LaMontagne Gallery (South Boston, MA) with solo exhibitions at The Little Gallery Under The Stairs (Lynn, MA) and Fivesevendelle Project Space (Boston, MA). The artist has been awarded the 2011 Clowes Award fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center (Johnston, VT).

Where: Montserrat College of Art, Frame 301,
301 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA
Exhibit Dates: February 7, 2011March 11, 2011
Hours: 24/7The exhibit and related events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
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"This program is supported in part by a grant from the Beverly Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency."