Wyoming Arts Council

"Snapshot over Lunch" exhibit in Jackson

This comes from Suzanne Morlock in Jackson:

Local artist Suzanne Morlock will host an opening for her art installation at Bon Appe Thai, 245 W. Pearl Street in Jackson on Thursday, March 6, from 4-5:30 p.m. The exhibit will be up through May 18.

Inspired by the textures and flavors of the food at Bon Appe Thai while lunching in early 2006, Morlock approached the restaurant’s owner about the idea. While Bon Appe Thai has been a supporter of local art for several years, usually artists request the use of wall space to display art. Morlock’s vision saw the ceiling as a canvas “ripe” for her ideas.

“Much of the work I’ve been doing the last few years considers the space as part of the evolution of the piece,” states Morlock. In 2006, Morlock was invited to participate in a themed group show at the Center for the Arts. Morlock asked if the atrium space in the lobby was a possibility and set to work on a site specific piece.

Similarly, Morlock’s interests in conceptually representing her interpretation of the tastes and textures of the Thai food at this local eatery drew her to think creatively about where to display this work. Using many of her familiar materials, yarn, wire, and paper her main focus was on the textures as she imagined them.

“It’s always exhilarating to exhibit work, the feedback from viewers is an active part of my process and a vital link in the exchange of ideas which is at the core of my purpose in making art,” Morlock added. She is not interested in the commerce aspect of the art business but would be open to developing a “Medici” so she could devote more time to studio work.

Morlock will also be exhibit work at a solo exhibition in the Theater Gallery at the Center for the Arts in June 2008.

FMI: Suzanne Morlock at 307-733-0452 or suzanne@suzannemorlock.com

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