Wayne County Council for the Arts is pleased to announce an exhibit of work by Camille Geraci. Geraci's work is multi-dimensional. She says of her work, “This body of work is based on my interest in memory. The installations and individual pieces act as metaphors for the mind's preservation, storage and organization of personal thoughts and past experiences. The sculptures are storage containers with subtle domestic overtones. The materials I use in my work are reminiscent of my surroundings and possessions while growing up as a female during the 70s and 80s in the United States. I use everyday household objects and materials such as wood, glass, vinyl, furniture handles, closet rods, sink drains, and various fabrics to construct nonfunctional storage containers.”
Geraci's pieces invite the viewer to interact with her artwork through sound, turning a crank or circling around the pieces to view them from all angles. Geraci has a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from Kent State University in Ohio. She has had a number of solo and group exhibitions and has won awards for her work. She teaches at Florentine Hendrick Elementary School in Wolcott.
An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 28. Geraci's work will be on view until June 25. Regular gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Wayne Arts is located at 108 West Miller St., Newark.