THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT
601 Tully’s Inaugural Exhibit
October 29- December 9, 2011
Opening Reception: Thurs Nov 3, 5-7pm, to be followed by a reading at 7pm, featuring
Manuel Dejesus and Christopher Kennedy
Exhibition Hours: Mon-Thurs 11-5 or by appointment
601 Tully Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
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The Butterfly Effect is the first multimedia exhibition at 601 Tully. The actual and conceptual life of a butterfly is a departure point for a collaborative exhibition that places humans and butterflies together in a micro-habitat inside an art space.
The Butterfly Effect presents a variety of interpretations of the butterfly structure and the butterfly as a symbol as addressed by contemporary visual artists and will include work by local artists, Syracuse University students and professors, and Syracuse youth. The centerpiece of The Butterfly Effect is a living butterfly habitat constructed by Syracuse University students using materials reclaimed from local sites. The interior butterfly garden provides the opportunity for exhibition visitors to observe living butterflies while surrounded by artworks that explore or feature the butterfly metaphorically.
Public programming aimed at near West Side teens will introduce art-making processes less present in schools to participants (metalworking and casting) and create connections between area youth and local arts organizations. The exhibition and additional public programming will educate visitors about the life cycle of butterflies while engaging them as a whole community.
This Butterfly Effect aims to introduce the 601 Tully site not as an object in the field but as part of the field and embodies the philosophies of 601 Tully as a sensitive, dependent system operating between University and neighborhood ecologies. 601 Tully is a concrete site, a curriculum, an idea, and an artifact of collective experience that, like the butterfly effect, can appear at times random or out of place but is actually part of a complex, interlocking system.
The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
SU press release: http://www.syr.edu/news/articles/2011/paying-it-forward-10-111.html