March 9 – April 3, 2020
Reception March 27, 7-9 pm
Cliff Gallery, Mountain View College
Martyrdom is a site-specific installation and exhibition of work by Dallas artist Andrea Tosten. After spending hundreds of hours slicing, folding, stitching and shaping paper into altar-like forms with flanking tabernacles and cascading banners, the artist brings these components together creating a kind of hallowed space. Combining symbolism and imagery from her Catholic upbringing with cultural heritage and personal story, Tosten transforms the white-walled cube into a silent performance by means of reflection, provocation, and contemplation. The artist says that the “installation represents an open exploration of social constructs, how they affect me, and how I can shift and change them”.