Fri, 4/14/17 - Mon, 5/8/17
Jackson, WY 83001
Opening reception is Friday April 14th, 5 to 7 pm.
My work is based on personal experience (I wouldn't attempt to communicate something I've never felt or experienced) and although the work is about my life each time I create a piece, my intention is to open the work enough that anyone can find their connection. I personally enjoy work that tells me who the artist is. What they believ in, what they dream or fear or walk away from. Artist's have the social responsibility to question the world around them and to "awaken" others to do the same. A few years ago I saw an exhibit of collage by women at the MOMA in New York. There was a written introduction to the show that explained (in summary) that the viewer could see and feel the care with which each piece of each collage was placed ... the care of placement ... because the slightest change in placement can alter the feeling, the meaning .. the "story". This is what fascinates me. I love working with space that way ... whether it's in the studio with dancers or two-dimensionally with collage .. for me the process is the same. The difference is that dance is sometimes more abstract. Therefore, when I am working two-dimensionally, I use the metaphorical power of images to create the "story" rather than music, lights, movement and bodies in space.
Babs Case is a multidisciplinary artist, choreographer, dancer and educator. Her visual art has appeared in the Museum of Fine Arts in Miami and the Elena Zang Gallery, among others. She has performed, choreographed and taught modern dance throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada and South America. She serves as the Artistic Director of Dancers’ Workshop and lives and works in Jackson Hole.