Space Between | Gerald Collins

Image: 'Following You' by Gerald Collins
Image: 'Following You' by Gerald Collins
Image: 'Consumed' by Gerald Collins
Image: 'Consumed' by Gerald Collins

Exhibition & Events

Gerald Collins

January 10 - February 24, 2024

Reception: Thursday, January 25, 2024, from 5 - 7 PM

Artist Bio

Gerald Collins (b. Detroit, MI) is an artist working with light and space, architecture, sculpture, photography, and film. Collins' artwork merges materials that allow for active viewership to develop into a dynamic personal experience. Often incorporating non-tangible elements of artificial and natural light, color, and sound; his ambient installations posit an alternate materiality that builds the omnipresent structures of experience and total consciousness. While diverse in medium, Collins has established
an oeuvre heavily rooted in utilizing space, environment, color, and form to explore the intricate nature of human experience and evolution.

Collins received a BFA with honors from Oakland University in 2017. While at university he began to study and experiment with light, color, and space within his daily life, as well as his artistic practices and design, work. These studies informed a much larger
exploration into understanding how light, color, and space can synchronize to enhance our daily life and experiences. As a result, Collins was able to successfully merge his fine art practices and his design practices for a project entitled "Mood" which awarded
him the "Best in Show Award" for the School of Art and Design at Oakland University in 2017. He has created light and film installations for numerous public spaces in Detroit in addition to operating as a communications designer and creative director for various companies, agencies, and artistic entities based out of Michigan, New York, Arizona, and California.

Artist Statement

Spatial relationships not only govern the way we navigate a building or terrain. They also happen to hold a great deal of importance in the way we navigate life; literally and figuratively. It is important for us to understand our proximity to one another. To understand our relationship to the various components that exist in our daily lives. In a society of crisis overload and real-time pandemics that have continued to reshape the way we literally and figuratively utilize space as a society; the aspect of space as it pertains to overall quality of life only grows more important.

The works in this exhibition utilize materials that are not only familiar to our physical day to day, but the materials also allow the works to compliment and move in harmony with their surroundings. Constantly staying connected to their environments by way of reflection, refraction, transparency and time; the works take on a spirit of their own. In a state of constant flow, aiding in the creation of new experiences and the conscious effort to witness them.

Thank you for being here today.