A LABOURED SPECTRUM
30. April 2016, 8pm
Exhibit runs till 1.May
Within the realm of the plant kingdom is a diverse spectrum of colours that is only visible through human intervention. Natural dyes from plants have existed for millennia and nearly every culture has its own history with them. And, although this historic craft has been predominantly replaced with synthetic and chemical processes, their origins resonate in spectrum of materials present in our everyday lives. A Laboured Spectrum is an exhibition that catalogues the diverse flora of Tromsø through natural dyeing. With both tactile and digital installations, viewers are encouraged to interact with and discover hidden properties of the plants that commonly go unnoticed.
Tim Gonchoroff is a U.S. based multimedia artist from the Appalachian region of Virginia. He is currently a Fulbright Research Fellow at the Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art. He received his BA in art history from the College of William & Mary and an MFA in sculpture from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.