Public Art Installation: "Unbound Presence"

October 21, 2017 - August 15, 2018

The space appears to fill with water as Gelburd's five twenty foot scrolls of towering and plummeting waterfalls drape the Atrium. The images soaring above the viewer seem to fall on to the participant, and to the ground beneath their feet. The viewer is in the visual waterfalls and the waterfalls become our energy and our breath as ours, and their presence is left unbound. It is here that the viewer can experience the power, beauty and ferocity of water, safely away from the hurricane. The installation combines five 20-foot photographic scrolls with encaustic paint, four floor pieces, a sculpture of water personified and sound.

MS17 ART PROJECT, Contemporary Art Spaces provide immersive, intriguing and relevant exhibitions and public art initiatives. Located inside the Historic Atrium at Harris Place in downtown New London. MS17 offers the southeastern Connecticut community and the general public a dynamic roster of engaging and thought-provoking exhibitions, all of them enriched by the gallery’s unique setting and public programs.


MS17 ART PROJECT, Contemporary Art Space
165 State St.
New London, CT 06320
United States




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