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Quietus: Sculptural Installation by Rollin Marquette
Friday, September 12, 2014-6-9PM
September 12 – October 25, 2014
Quietus is a site-specific sculptural installation by Rollin Marquette. This piece is a massive arched wall that will fill the back gallery, framed in steel and holding in place ballistic gelatin skinned acrylic sheets. Ballistic gelatin is a temporal translucent material with the same density and volume of water as human tissue. Marquette's work combines the idea of permanence using steel structures in combination with more ethereal materials that reference human impermanence.
The scale of Quietus visually dominates the space allowing this architectural intervention to consume the viewer with a physical experience. He utilizes elemental aspects of nature such as light, wind and water in combination with the physical manifestations of tension, balance, and corrosion to both reflect and influence human experience. His work directs the viewer to consider the everyday use of materials and technology, along with the science and precision behind them. Materials carry meaning based on our knowledge of their utility and Rollin uses this inherent content of materials as a conceptual anchor when developing new work.
Marquette received his MFA from State University of New York in Albany and he lives and works in Minneapolis. Rollin has had numerous solo exhibitions including the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Paul Mesaros Gallery-College of Creative Arts at West Virginia University. Rollin has received several grants and fellowships in support of his work including Jerome Foundation Fellowship, Bush Foundation Fellowship and the McKnight Foundation Fellowship.
image of Quietus in process.