It's Nice to Meet You, Lisa

Art can't talk to you. But wouldn't that be one hell of a conversation? Just think of Mona Lisa's stories or the things Duchamp's Fountain has seen. This idea of one-sided dialogue has become bothersome to Liberian-born artist Christopher Blay – currently in residence at CentralTrak. After all, he can speak (we have witnesses) and even still he's found a lack of feedback and immediate response to his work. To break out of this “closed loop” as he calls it, he's constructed an installation called Satellites. He crafted it using cheap umbrellas and windshield sunscreens. This is the same man who's created a “spaceship,” a “time machine,” and recently a version of Noah's ark for the Nasher Xchange public art program. See it at CentralTrak, 800 Exposition Ave, during the opening reception from 8-10 p.m. Saturday. More information is available at
Sat., Aug. 23, 8-10 p.m., 2014