Forest Z. Allread - Cabinets of Curiosity

January 19, 2013 - February 23, 2013


Continuing our commitment to highlight the work of exceptional DC-based emerging artists, Transformer's 10th Annual DC Artist Solo Exhibition presents the work of recent Corcoran College of Art + Design graduate Forest Z. Allread in his first solo exhibition.  Threading and webbing natural and man-made found objects inside milk crates and cigar boxes for his site-specific installation of works at Transformer, Forest creates a patchwork that references string theory and cosmology, and investigates notions of the micro and the macro as related to theories of the multiverse.

During his creative process, Forest explains that his work is “turning out to be a box thing. Each artwork creates an inside look at an inner world or space. I like to think that these resemble the unknown and unseen happenings giving the viewer a voyeuristic view for a new experience. This body of work also
deals with both the fragility and seemingly strong web of the brightly colored thread formations and its relationship to the space it occupies.”

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 19, 6–8pm; Artist Remarks at 6:30pm

Artist Talk:  Saturday, February 9, 3pm
In conversation with Dr. John Royer, PHD, Physicist in the Complex Fluids Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology