Story posted February 01, 2011
Assistant Professor of Art Carrie Scanga’s breathtaking new exhibit at Craft Alliance in St. Louis, Missouri, has earned a rave reviews in the local press.
Scanga says her exploration of space and her passionate desire for people to connect with their own deeply personal experiences are the inspiration for Breathe, which won praise in a review featured in the West End Word.
Walking into Craft Alliance’s street-level gallery space, one’s first reaction might well be to take a deep breath and, perhaps, to utter a “wow!” A roomful of bright saffron yellow paper is not a space one is accustomed to encounter.
That brilliant surprise may trigger aspects of memory — times of intimacy or celebration in life, filled with the excitement of wrapping paper or under the protection of a tent or canopy similar to the one Scanga has constructed from this transient material.
Scanga said that it is her intent that the warm glow of this beautiful yellow palette will shake us from the routine of daily life and help us see the old and familiar again, as if for the first time.
Breathe was also reviewed in the St. Louis Beacon.