Theorii Contemporary Offers Virtual Options For Appreciating Art During The Pandemic | Regional
GREAT FALLS – Throughout February, a gallery in the Electric City hosts the work of an artist from Helena both physically and virtually, giving locals the opportunity to appreciate art during the pandemic of COVID-19.
The founder of Theorii Contemporary Art Space (TCAS) tells us that the latest exhibition, titled “Afterimage” by Maura Wright, symbolizes cultural expectations by using a mix of classic and historical pieces, while making subtle nods to roles gender throughout history.
One example includes a paper cutout of a hand depicting the biblical figure Eve, when she and Adam plucked the forbidden fruit.
With the Coronavirus still present, TCAS often hosts virtual art tours that they host online as a socially distanced alternative, but its founder says that can have some drawbacks as well.
“Creating that openness and access, I think, is a really good thing about digitizing things. But that being said, there is something irreplaceable about having your body in a space with the artwork and experiencing it physically, ”said Liisa Nelson, who runs the art space. .