The Manor of Art Opens This Friday: J.Paradisi in Room 360

White Gloves (2007) part of the installation in room 360's closet. artist: JParadisi

White Gloves (2007) part of the installation in room 360's closet. artist: JParadisi

     It’s a little after 10pm and David and I just returned home from the installation of The Darling’s Nursery, the exhibition I’m contributing in room 360 of The Manor of Art. We weren’t the last to leave, either.

   The Manor used to be a retirement home, and the hallways and rooms still have characteristics of a care facility, such as medication lockboxes in the rooms, and red call lights above the doors of each room. The hallways are painted a strange turquoise green. It’s more than a little creepy, perfect for my installation, which alludes to the dark side of the story of Peter Pan, told by a former PICU nurse, not the Walt Disney version.

   David worked out an ingenious way to light the room beyond the ghastly flourescent ceiling light. We’ll return tomorrow, so he can rig lighting for the installation piece I’ve placed in room 360’s closet.

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