IMAGINARY FUNHOUSE by Clara Cornelius
JANUARY 5 - FEBRUARY 9, 2018
Clara Cornelius creates fantastical digital collages on fabric, paper, buttons and interactive pieces. She invents imaginary landscapes woven from the dirty/beautiful/strange/ordinary images in our daily lives. Bizarre panoramas, kaleidoscopic and elemental, emerge from images that are blown up, repeated, shrunk down, colored, and mirrored, remaking the world into an endless, shifting pattern.
IMAGINARY FUNHOUSE has been a long time in the making; Clara has curated nearly 20 years of her own photography, breaking images apart into what she calls “precious little pieces.” Her exhibited artworks, which include three epic pieces each 208” x 88”, two interactive works/games, and a button machine (bring your quarters) express delight at the everyday.
Clara has been a Graphic Designer and Art Director for the last 20 years, working and living in NYC as the Creative Director at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) while also specializing in work for the cultural sector. She is a photographer, art maker, self-proclaimed “super type nerd,” and lover of all the small details. She is currently Pyramid Atlantic’s Designer in Residence.