InsideOut is the first east coast solo exhibition of the work of artist Bret Bourman. The exhibition explores questions about the internal and external dialogues between man and the environment of which he is a part. Both the interior and exterior spaces of the gallery are incorporated with elements that diametrically oppose these respective environments.
In this exhibit Bourman utilizes installation in combination with performance art to facilitate an event at which people collectively create something from their surroundings to benefit others. Viewers of the exhibit inform the work by volunteering to participate in the rearrangement of the installationʼs elements. The elements are assembled to create a new whole, and a viewer is then invited to climb inside of the composition so that he or she may emerge benefited by the groupʼs collaborative offering.
Video of the event, using footage gathered by staged cameras, as well as footage that opening night viewers may wish to contribute from their own handheld devices, will become an integral part of the exhibition.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these works will be donated by the artist for the preservation of the cultural traditions of Tibet.