At the beginning of Barbi Price’s weekly tour of Chautauqua Institution’s art galleries, she almost set Fowler-Kellogg Art Center on fire. She wanted to dramatically reveal the violin silhouette that Collin Everett’s Dada-inspired glass sculpture made on the gallery’s wall, so she held a manila folder in front of a bare light bulb pointed at the glass.
Under love’s heavy burden do I sink. —Romeo
Well, that is a bit dramatic … though that was Shakespeare’s point, wasn’t it?
Most galleries need a week to take down one exhibit and install the next. With only nine weeks in Chautauqua Institution’s season, Strohl Art Center does not have the luxury of time.