At March’s First Friday, FSU Art Assistant Professor Chalet Comellas presented an opening reception and artist talk, “Assembly is Required,” at 621 Gallery.
In this exhibition, titled “Assembly Is Required”, Comellas invites the viewer to take part in DIY behaviors where “individuals engage raw and semi-raw materials and component parts to produce, transform, or reconstruct material possessions, including those drawn from the natural environment.”
This installation is offered up as an opportunity for the viewer to contemplate the political nature of what it means to “Do It Yourself” in that it offers an alternative to modern ideas of consumption.
Chalet Comellas is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Art at Florida State University. She earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Tampa. Comellas has collaborated with several artist collectives over the past few years, creating works that can be described as immersive, socially engaged environments. She has also coordinated and volunteered with large-scale community outreach projects, which provide both aesthetic and community building improvements, including The Konbit Shelter Prototype (2012, Braddock, PA), a sustainable building project with the collective TRANSFORMAZIUM and The Shelter Project (2011, Tallahassee, FL), a homeless shelter beautification project with artist SWOON.
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