Salon at Yellow Peril Gallery (Providence Daily Dose, 09/20/13)

#bed | LEAH POLLER

#bed | LEAH POLLER

Prequel Salon at Yellow Peril: New York-based sculptor Leah Poller in conversation with Athenaeum Director of Programs and Public Engagement Christina Bevilacqua from the setting of #BED, Poller’s solo exhibition at Yellow Peril Gallery (through October 13) which titillates new understandings of our relationship with the bed via small scale mixed media sculptures and site-specific interactive installations.

Bedridden after an injury, Poller spent many hours pondering the nature of the bed – in life, in language, and in art. Using found objects and visual metaphors, she created “101 Bed Collection,” a detailed examination of the history, meaning, and symbolic nature of that unique place where one-third of life is lived, and where the most significant of life’s activities are enacted.

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