Pump House Pop-Up Presents Clara Cornelius Caesura Obscura

By Editorial Team on June 4, 2018

Sun, June 10 2018 — Sat, August 18 2018

Courtesy of Pyramid Atlantic Art Center.
Opening Reception: Sunday, June 10 from 2pm to 4pm

Pyramid Atlantic opens Caesura Obscura, an installation of screenprinted banners bursting with color, pattern, and energy in a tiny outdoor gallery space. This is the second exhibition in Takoma Park’s Pump House Pop-Up Gallery created by Pyramid with funding from the City of Takoma Park Community Grants Program.

Artist Clara Cornelius transforms the 177sq. ft. open air site into a riotously decorated installation. Of the concept Clara says, “I imagine this space as a kind of pan-mystical cosmic gatehouse…visitors will navigate and explore the work by directly interacting with the pieces, moving through them and moving them aside to traverse the space and feel immersed.” The imagery used in the installation is a combination of photographic and cut paper patterns. Clara is interested in transforming images and objects that could be described as ugly or ordinary into something magical, searching out the beauty in the underlying patterns of our world.

Clara is graphic designer and visual artist. She straddles both a professional design practice and a burgeoning visual arts practice bringing a vibrant, diverse style to both sides of her work. Prior to moving to Maryland, she was working and living in NYC as the Creative Director at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) while also specializing in work for the cultural sector. As part of this exhibition, she worked in Pyramid’s studios with their teaching staff learn how to screen print on fabric.

Caseura Obscura opens June 10 with a reception from 2 – 4 pm. The exhibition runs through August 18, 2018.

The outdoor gallery is open to the public daily and located at Hilltop Road between Maple and Geneva Avenues in Takoma Park, MD. More info: http://www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org/single-post/2018/05/04/Opening-Reception-Caesura-Obscura