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Blaze Breakers by Chloe Irla, Solo Exhibition Opening at Engine Room Art Space

June 1, 2017 @ 2:00 PM - July 1, 2017 @ 5:00 PM

Chloe Irla has been interested in the purpose and the message of the color blaze orange since her introduction to its use in farming and hunting in rural Maine.

“I am interested in blaze orange as a symbol of safety amidst danger: its visibility suggests that one be cautious of their surroundings. What happens if this color fails to communicate its message?

Blaze Breakers is an ongoing, multimedia project that utilizes analog and digital processes to distort, degrade, and destroy the color blaze orange. Textile manipulation, digital image capturing, Instagram filtering and compression, traditional 35mm film processes, and projection methods are some of the technical approaches used in this continued investigation.

Irla’s intent with this exhibit is “to present the viewer with the artifacts of this once bright, purposeful color. The technical means to destroy the color produce new translations of what once were vibrant, urgent messages.”

The reception for Blaze Breakers will be June 17th from 2 – 5 pm.