Chalet’s work will be featured in pop-up participatory art exhibitions, also referred to as “AIR” events, that focus on connections through art making and they invite the community into artist studios and galleries, relying on their interaction to assemble a temporary installation that evolves over time at each site.
This fall, Comellas will be putting together an AIR event with fellow artist Christina Poindexter during their two-person exhibition at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. The event will follow an artist talk in the gallery on Saturday, November 14th and the exhibition runs through December 4, 2015.
In the spring, Comellas’ work will be the focus of a solo exhibition in the Geoffrey A. Wolpert Gallery at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. The exhibit opens February 5, 2016 with a closing reception on Friday, March 11th, which is appropriate for the project as it can be viewed at its completion and will be accompanied by a gallery talk recapping the collective efforts used to produce it.
Her show will coincide with, “Touch: Interactive Craft,” a national juried exhibition taking place in the Sandra J. Blain Gallery whose premise is that all of the proposed work has to be viewer interactive in some way, either that it relies on viewer interaction to move or be built, or that it is simply allowed to be handled by the viewer. With this in mind, there is an opportunity for Comellas’ piece to come to together from a very diverse range of visitors and participants who may be eager to engage.