Of Play and Pursuit Aaron Farley, ARVIA (through July 13)

We celebrated our homecoming at ARVIA, a backyard space for the creative production of site-specific projects co-founded by Evergreene Director Anne Marie Taylor and her creative partner Andrew Cortes. A composition of structural installations by Aaron Farley were implanted throughout the outdoor landscape--they are uninhabitable, but aesthetically complex in form and assembled using similar techniques as one would employ to build the framing of a house. The value, however, lies not within the sum of their parts, but within their total functionality as a means to inspire the natural impulses in the participant to engage with the world using multiple senses. Bold, primary colors evoke the memory of play, an invitation to touch and move within the work and to explore new paths among the gravel and the weeds.