Installation Space: Matthew Paul Isaacson
On April 13th, Matthew Paul Isaacson will open Cherry Dance, a new site-specific installation consisting of hundreds of Maraschino Cherries suspended from a monofilament grid. The piece was conceptualized from the artist’s childhood experience of working and living on a 1,500 acre industrial fruit manufacturing farm in Northern Michigan. The primary crops were several varieties of cherries and apples to produce concentrate, along with an abundant production of various colors of maraschino cherries. The installation will fill the space with the fruit’s sensory sugar high, the preserved, sweetened cherries aging over the course of the exhibition. Pulling various strings around the space will set the grid of cherries in motion, creating a kinetic work that echoes the exuberance of childhood, as well as engaging unstable questions of economy, memory and preservation.
Cherry Dance opens from 6-9pm on April 13th and will remain on view Wednesday through Saturday from 12-6pm through May 11th.
The Luminary’s exhibitions are presented with support from the Missouri Arts Council and the Arts and Education Council.