Reception: Friday, October 14, 7 to 10 pm 2016. Exhibition on view October 14th – 31 2016, by appointment only Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery is excited to announce, “In Play” a solo exhibition by Michelle Thomas. The exhibition will be on view October 14th – 31st; with an opening reception October 14th from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. In Play responds to a seemingly inanimate space. This multi-piece, interactive installation at Clamp Light Gallery distorts architectural and other elements, extending existing features while also creating alternate planes of space that work in an individual but holistic way. The combined energy of small moments found on site and in the studio suggest interconnectivity through visual and physical relationships. Incorporating layered components, this installation reflects space with materials such as linen, burlap, Plexiglas, and sand. The constant shift of sunlight is intended to project through planes and created negative spaces, altering the work hour to hour. In Play is about the energy of the space, but also the experience of that energy. Viewers are invited to participate and explore the interconnectivity of space over a period time as the work constantly shifts each day. The installation is intended to heighten a viewer’s awareness of his or her surroundings and their constantly shifting relation to the site/the work, highlighting underlying structures of space and the viewer’s place in that network. Michelle Thomas is a native of Dallas, Texas. She achieved her Master of Fine Arts degree in Drawing and Painting at the University of North Texas in 2015 after graduating from Louisiana State University with her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts. Thomas is a recent recipient of the Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough fund through the Dallas Museum of Art. Over the past year, she has been a Nasher Microgrant finalist as well as a CADD FUNd finalist. Thomas has shown throughout Texas and has held solo exhibitions of her work at several venues including 500X Gallery and Lillian Bradshaw Gallery. In addition to her studio practice, Thomas was recently named the new Administrative Assistant at Galleri Urbane in Dallas and also teaches at University of North Texas and Eastfield College. Clamp Light Studios and Gallery is an organization of visual artists who have come together to support one another’s creative process, to network with artists and build an established relationship with the creative community. Operating in San Antonio’s Beacon Hill area for over eight years, Clamp Light is home to seven resident artists & co-directors. During the year, we host monthly exhibits of our members and other artists. Our goal is to maintain a space where all professional artists will be encouraged to take risks and produce original new work. For an appointment to view the exhibition, please contact: Carol Cunningham at 580-704-9466 or email any of the resident artists at Thanks for supporting our artists-run space! ###