February 6, 2009 – February 28, 2009
For this site-specific installation, approximately 2000 bamboo culms, all harvested from local groves, will hang in the Main Gallery. Visitors are invited to meander through this swaying indoor “forest.”
Drevas envisions hanging between 1200 and 1500 bamboo culms, harvested from groves around Charlottesville, from the ceiling of the Main Gallery. Meandering through the exhibition, visitors will become acutely aware of their senses as their movement causes the forest to sway and culms to collide.
Drevas is inspired by the natural beauty of Rappahannock County, where she has lived in her hand-built home in the Blue Ridge Mountains since 1972. Most recently, her exhibitions have consisted of large-scale installations of pine needles encased in bird netting. On-site installations are a problem-solving challenge that Drevas relishes, and the SSG bamboo exhibition will be the first of its kind for her.
Sponsorship generously provided by Trish and David Crowe.