Quonset Hut at the Momentary, 507 SE E Street, Bentonville, AR
Inspired by abstract geometric paintings, fiber art, stained glass windows, fashion design, and the colors and contour lines of the natural landscape, Rachel Hayes has created fiber-art installations that cover sand dunes, cross rivers, and billow over mountains. For this unique project, Hayes was commissioned by Interform to design a new site-specific installation in the Quonset Hut.
“My thoughts were to create a color field installation that would cascade, billow, and 'bop' through the long room…using a range of tones, colors, opacities, and referencing the idea of 'color blocking', a fashion term, we can look through the work, and to our surrounding environment, as well as walk around and touch - the colors change throughout the day along with the ever changing skies and wind. At night the piece will glow from within for all to see.”
Rachel B. Hayes
About Alex Bodishbaugh
Alex Bodishbaugh is an interdisciplinary artist and curator based in Northwest Arkansas. A Fayetteville, Arkansas native, Alex received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Arkansas thinking she would pursue campaign management. While in school, Alex began working in retail, which led her down an ecommerce, marketing and graphic design path. Alex continued in the ecommerce space for a decade, transforming a small business into a nationally recognized brand, before leaving to pursue her own art and curation career in 2021.
Alex’s curatorial projects are focused on activating unexpected venues, creating immersive experiences and forging new connections between artists and the community. In spring 2022, Alex’s first solo venture, Nostalgia, transformed an empty 7,000 square foot Banana Republic store at the NWA Mall into an experiential pop up art exhibit, featuring 27 artists, 120+ works and a variety of interactive elements. She is excited to partner with INTERFORM on a project for Summer 2023.