601 Tully's Inaugural Exhibit
: The Butterfly Effect
thru Dec 9, 2011
at 601 Tully Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
Visit 601 Tully's BlogThe Butterfly Effect
is the first multimedia exhibition at 601 Tully. The actual and conceptual life of a butterfly is a departure point for a collaborative exhibition that places humans and butterflies together in a micro-habitat inside an art space.
This first exhibition aims to introduce the 601 Tully site not as an object in the field, but as part of the field, and embodies the philosophies of 601 Tully as a sensitive, dependent system operating between University and neighborhood ecologies. 601 Tully is a concrete site, a curriculum, an idea, and an artifact of collective experience that, like the butterfly effect, can appear at times random or out of place but is actually part of a complex, interlocking system.
The Butterfly Effect artists presents a variety of interpretations of the butterfly structure and the butterfly as a symbol is addressed by contemporary visual artists. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a living butterfly habitat constructed by students from Marion Wilsons Artist and Social Profit interdisciplinary class; using materials reclaimed from local sites. The interior butterfly garden provides the opportunity for exhibition visitors to observe living butterflies while surrounded by artworks that explore or feature the butterfly metaphorically.
The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public.