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Matthew Geller's "Woozy Blossom" Premieres at the Katonah Museum of Art

June 9, 2010



Katonah Museum of Art Opening Event on June 27 Exhibition on view in the Sculpture Garden June 1–October 31 2000 Visual Arts grantee Matthew Geller premieres Woozy Blossom (Platanus nebulosus), an extension of his Creative Capital project, this month at the Katonah Museum of Art. Foggy Day, an earlier iteration of the project, was a public installation in which Geller transformed a heavily trafficked alley in New York by adding foliage, covering the ground with rubber “puddles” and filling the space with a fog of water and mist at certain times of the day, adding a sense of otherworldliness to the work-day environment. Woozy Blossom (Platanus nebulosus) takes this otherworldliness into the Katonah Museum’s Sculpture Garden—the piece is a sixteen-foot-high perforated steel tree that produces a continuous fog, inviting visitors to be engulfed in its mist and revel in its cool, moist air. The fog is in a constant state of flux, sensitive to the slightest changes in wind, temperature and humidity. Woozy Blossom is simultaneously eerie, unexpected and playful, transforming the Sculpture Garden into an ever-changing, intimate, dreamlike space. About Creative Capital Creative Capital is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in five disciplines: Emerging Fields, Film/Video, Innovative Literature, and Performing and Visual Arts. Working in long-term partnership with artists, Creative Capital’s pioneering approach to support combines funding, counsel and career development services to enable a project’s success and foster a sustainable practice for its grantees. In its first decade, Creative Capital has committed more than $20 million in financial and advisory support to 325 projects representing 406 artists and has reached an additional 3,000 artists in more than 50 communities around the country through its Professional Development Program. Creative Capital currently receives support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The TOBY Fund, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, the Muriel Pollia Foundation, Catharine and Jeffrey Soros and more than 150 other institutional and individual donors. Back to Listing