Christy Gast: Out of Place on Art is About

April 9th, 2012

Christy Gast has explores the use of burlap as a material and all its spiritual implications in her exhibit Out of Place at Gallery Diet. This seems to be an appropriate title for the show given that it is a departure from her previous efforts which makes use of video work to illustrate conceptual ideals of public land and the meaning of specific landscapes. It has been quite some time since in have witnessed burlap used to such extent and have always found it to have an earthy quality. Not to mention its utilitarian uses throughout history leading toward today. The material has a muted hue yet rough texture which lend itself to such perceptions and as the work resonates it seems to be a logical transition for Gast’s direction.

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