Addiction...Obsessive Conpulsive Disorder...or simply a tic, can define you as an individual to others or simply prevent you from becoming the person you have never had the choice to be. Come experience an exhibition of consistency, inconsiteency and stimulation through thought-provoking displays.

OPENING RECEPTION 11.17.11 6-8pm

EXHIBITION 11.14.11-11.23.11

MELISSA WALKO | LESS IS GAIN

ARTIST STATEMENT: As our bodies change, our minds often lag behind. It took two years to realize that my body had changed and 70% of my clothes did not fit. No matter how many windows, mirrors, or reflections I caught my image in, how I saw myself never seemed to change. My display of acquired clothes composed into a walk-through tunnel takes you amidst outfits, which never fit, but I had insisted on purchasing.

REACTION STATEMENT: I had never sewn anything more than buttons in my life prior to this, so I honestly had no idea what I was getting into. I was unaware of how labor intensive the process would be, and after a fatality of a sewing machine, my patience was truly tested. I found the hardest part was to work in such a large scale (much larger than my 15” MacBook screen.) Overall, I enjoyed this experience of being able to set up and produce a gallery exhibition with my classmates. I was surprised to find how hard it was to come up with a theme and then provide work to back that up. I was glad we were all successfully utilize our skills (some in web, while others in writing) and I’m proud to say I was part of this event.