X-hibition @ O1ARTS | PLATFORMS  (25th St at Adams Ave.)

Opens:  Wed. May 17, Reception 6:00 – 7:30pm

Second reception: Friday June 2, during First Friday Art Stroll

Closes: June 18
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1798253266855092/

Curator’s Statement:

In honor of and collaboration with TEDx-Ogden, O1ARTS is pleased to announce X-hibition, opening May 17 at PLATFORMS, and running through the TEDxOgden Conference on June 16.

The ‘x” in TEDx signifies a locally-organized event, but an X can signify so much more, all of which apply to Ogden, its history and its people, and are reflected in the works by 8 local artists:

Indication of choice, as on a ballot

an unknown quantity or a variable

Power, magnification, leverage

a symbol of a kiss

a crossroad or junction




Map key symbol for a mountain

The union of two things

X marks the spot on a map, as in treasure

The issue of the deeper symbolism of the X, speaking to the crossroad, is the larger metaphor — here, the idea of the graphical device represents a place, it’s where people meet; it is the intersection — the center of the universe of communing and community; it could be the marketplace, the nexus… it is here… you might hold in your heart. The X is the four points of the cardinal direction, it’s the place where all points of the sphere of being can reach back to the centerpoint of the locus — the locality — of where you are. [Girvin.com]

Venessa Castagnoli, Adam Ritchey, Manuel Garcia, Emily Ann Dalton, Collin Noortman Chandler, Amir Jackson, Holly Morphet, Lindsay Huss

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PLATFORMS has transformed a formerly vacant, disused lot at 25th and Adams, and turned it into a vibrant, community-oriented performance and exhibition venue!

We’re programming sculpture, dance, photography, video, musical and literary performances on custom-built, 13′ x 13′ decks designed to offer a unique PLATFORM for local artists to mount their project.

Stanchions and chainlink panels provided by Weber County RAMP now allow us to mount exhibitions of 2D and installations/weaving.

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