Through a partnership between MadArt and the Seattle Art Fair, Julie Alpert will work in the MadArt Studio from June 17th – September 3rd to create the site-specific installation, Backdrop. This artwork will be part of the Seattle Art Fair’s off-site installation program, Experiments: Pure Research.
Using improvisation and taking cues from set-design, textiles, and patterns in nature, Julie’s work explores humor, avoidance, nostalgia, and how we divide and decorate our domestic spaces. With the help of volunteers, Julie will create components for and assemble a multi-part installation that responds to the skylights and other architectural features of MadArt Studio. Suspended, floor-bound, and free-standing, materials include wood, paint, vinyl, paper, tape, cardboard, and found objects that act to cover and reveal small moments of mystery, humor, and illusion. This project is a continuation of Splat!, Julie’s recent solo show and residency at Clark College that contemplated the difference between a real drip and the representation of one.