BLOW UP II: Inflatable Contemporary Art

  • Presented By: The Dennos Museum Center
  • Dates: February 21, 2021 - May 16, 2021
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Location: The Dennos Museum Center
  • 1410 College Dr
  • Traverse City, MI 49686
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: $6 for Adults, $4 for Children 17 & under, Free for Members, NMC Students and Faculty, NARM, ROAM, and EBT Card Holders
  • (231) 995-1055
  • About

    BLOW UP II: Inflatable Contemporary Art explores the imaginative ways that air is used as a tool to create large-scale sculptures. The artists in BLOW UP II translate everyday materials and imagery into larger-than-life, yet nearly lighter-than-air art that is rich with meaning, resulting in a wide array of works that are figurative, conceptual, and abstract. Inflatable works are often initially regarded as whimsical or humorous, yet they can contain serious critiques of pop-culture, social norms, and the politics of space. BLOW UP II explores the complex relationship between the familiarity of the material combined with serious commentary, creating a dialogue around reinterpretation.

    BLOW UP II is curated by Carrie Lederer and organized by Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, CA. 

    Image: Josh Harker, Crania Geodesica: Palloncino Anatomica, 2019, painted vinyl fabric, electric fan, 111 x 96 x 153 inches.