Finger Lakes Community College will celebrate a new exhibit at its downtown Canandaigua gallery, ArtSpace36, with a virtual reception and artist’s talk on Friday, Feb. 5.
The exhibit, titled, Davana Robedee: Falling or Floating“ features a selection of its namesake’s multi-media installations. Robebee draws inspiration from her experiences with phenomena such as visual aura, lucid dreams and hallucinations.
She will expand on that during the virtual event from 5 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, the day after the exhibit’s opening. The public is invited to join the free online event; a link is available at artspace36.com (click on “upcoming exhibition”).
The exhibit can be viewed In-person at the gallery through April 1. It is located at 36 S. Main St. Hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
Robedee resides in Syracuse and works as the program director at the Schweinfurth Art Center.
She earned her master of fine arts degree from Syracuse University and her undergraduate degree from Southeastern Louisiana University. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions including “The Instability of Nothing” at Riverviews Art Space in Lynchburg, Va., and at the View Art Center in Old Forge. She has participated in residencies at Weissensee School of Art in Berlin and Kimmel Harding Nelson in Nebraska City.
“Because I am personally aware of the ways in which the brain performs ‘trickery,’ I am always questioning the nature of human consciousness,” she said of her work. “Many of my pieces function as direct metaphors representing the line between thoughts and matter, dream and wake, and consciousness and unconsciousness. I am interested in age old questions like, ‘How do things become alive?’ and particularly, ‘Where do we go when we die?’”