Joe Joe Orangias
Opening Reception: February 22, 2013 6 to 9pm
February 13 to March 6, 2013
Gallery Hours: Saturdays 12 to 6pm or by appointment.
Former Lucky Strike Lanes, a few blocks away from the Howard Art Project, closed almost a decade ago and is now in a state of transition. This solo exhibition features the MFA thesis project of Joe Joe Orangias. The project was initiated by his research at the Museum School and Tufts University on how architecture and design choreograph the body, and influence social experience. Focusing on the bowling alley as a distinct case of such structural influence, Orangias salvaged discarded materials from the former candlepin bowling alley. He has re-purposed these materials into a series of paintings or sculptures. In exploring the formal and environmental issues of this local infrastructure, he creates narratives and habitats that complicate understandings of art, intimacy, the body, and public space. The works depict a strong history, and simultaneously propose new futures.