Knight Arts Blog: Burlap, in all its glorious forms

April 17th, 2012

How can brown, monotone sculptures made from burlap talk to you in such a vivid way? The answer lies in visiting Christy Gast’s exhibit “Out of Place” at Gallery Diet. Her first solo show at this gallery, called “Batty Cave,” was a melancholy video exploration of a desolate world in Utah, based around a cave where two men had planned to live when the apocalypse came. They would live off the land. Gast also filmed little pictograms she made from bits of metal and rock, maybe in a nod to folkloric traditions that might have once existed in this now-deserted land.