Gallery 81435, Telluride, CO, 2014
Anthropomorphism: n. attribution of human form or other characteristics to anything other than a human being.
Designer Katy Parnello is a self taught woodworker specializing in Electroliers, re-purposed wood wall hangings with soft lighting. Coming from a performance background, Katy desired to give her pieces a way to communicate their unique personalities and create an experience with the viewer beyond the visual medium. Her solution was to let her pieces perform. Her debut show "Anthropomorphism" consists of 16 Electroliers that are connected to a light and sound board which will play 10 different pieces of music, while the lights dance, expressing how the music moves them.
The performances of "Anthropomorphism" touch on the lives of ten individuals as they might exist in their private space. Ten vignettes, performed in a fish-bowl like atmosphere, are each set to music and depict the personal actions of each individual. The audience, who will sit outside the gallery, will take on a voyeristic role as they watch the solo performers in their unique environments.
Video of the performance by Scott Upshir of Starch.
Cipriani, New York, NY, 2014
Guest Artist at Habitat for Humanity's Annual Gala showcasing art built with re-purposed materials.
Transfer Warehouse, Telluride, CO, 2015
Opening party for the historic Transfer Warehouse in downtown Telluride. The event was the first time the space has been open to the public since the roof collapsed in 1979. Key pieces to the instillation were new entryway doors and a custom Electrolier to hang over the outside entrance.
ALL THE WORLD WILL BE IN LOVE WITH NIGHT
Transfer Warehouse, Telluride, CO 2015
The second installment of the 'Anthropomorphism' series, Katy once again brought her pieces to life as they danced to music under the night sky.
I DREAMT A DREAM TONIGHT
Gallery 1949, Aspen, CO 2015
A modern retelling of 'Romeo & Juliet' told through music, dance and lights.