Location: The Rockwell Museum
Free for Members with Ambassador Enhancement
Location: The Rockwell Museum | Advanced registration required
As the 2023 Antigravity artist, Shasti O’Leary Soudant will transform the Museum’s rotunda with a site-specific installation called Space Invaders. The whimsical and colorful sculpture alludes to the insidious and invasive nature of modern surveillance implemented through our online social media interactions and business transactions that take place in “The Cloud.”
Rockwell Ambassadors are invited to enjoy a casual reception, meet Shasti O’Leary Soudant, and be one of the first to experience this otherworldly, year-long installation.
About the Artist
Shasti O’Leary Soudant is a multidisciplinary artist, sculptor, designer and writer whose large-scale, colorful public art is inspired by humanist, philosophical, political, and scientific concepts. This work is developed in collaboration with community, designed to invite engagement and interaction, and involves hidden systems, power dynamics, human relationships, balance and hegemony. Soudant was born in New York City, raised in Europe, dropped out of Music & Art High School in Manhattan, received her BFA in Sculpture and Photography from Purchase College, and finally, obtained her MFA in Visual Studies at The State University of New York at Buffalo in 2011, where she is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Design.