Project Description


Artist: William Rihel III | Curator: Kendra Larson
May 4th, 2013 – May 26th, 2013

This installation is both dazzling and frightening. It functions as a formally beautiful group of fragile ceramic towers. At the same time it subtly mimics the rumblings of a small earthquake. Set in contrast to one another, these two readings induce anxiety in the viewer. The shear number of plates is a breathtaking spectacle to behold.

About the Artist
William Rihel III is an installation artist that lives in Portland, OR. He is the Public Art Program Specialist for the Regional Arts and Culture Council and tends to make work that is very playful. Rihel has exhibited his work in venues such as the Galleri Fotfolket, Stockholm Sweden; Work Sound Gallery, Portland, OR; and Gallery 133, Brooklyn, NY. This project was made possible in part by a grant from the Celebration Foundation.


About the Vestibule

The Vestibule is an independent project space housed within Disjecta and dedicated to showing dynamic contemporary art. We are primarily interested in site-specific installations, collaborations, and any other original ideas that execute the space in exciting ways. The Vestibule was established December 2009.

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