Kyle Triplett

False River

February 13 – March 26, 2016

Opening Reception: February 13, 2016 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Kyle Triplett, Once a Day Clay, Wood, Light 48ft L x 24ft W x 6ft H 2015 Once a Day
Kyle Triplett, In Other Fields, SD. #1 Ceramic, Video, Digital Projection, Wood Dimensions Variable 2013
Kyle Triplett, Untitled, OH. #8 Ceramic, Wood, Cloth, Projection 32ft L x 16ft W x 12ft H 2013
Kyle Triplett, In Other Fields, SD. #1 Ceramic, Video, Digital Projection, Wood Dimensions Variable 2013


Thank you to our False River sponsor James Marine!



Join us Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 5 – 7 p.m. at YAC for the opening reception of Louisiana-based artist Kyle Triplett‘s solo exhibition False River.

Triplett makes ceramic and digital media based art installations that explore a sense of place. An art installation is a three-dimensional work, like a sculpture, that is designed to transform a space. Like most installations, Triplett’s is site specific, meaning he is creating the piece specifically for YAC based on the dimensions of the gallery. Triplett will be in Paducah all this week installing the piece, which will take up about half of YAC’s gallery footprint.
For his installation at YAC, Triplett chose False River as the place to draw from. False River was a main channel of the Mississippi River in Louisiana until it was cut off from the river when flooding opened an alternate channel. Today this once river is now an oxbow lake. Triplett will use layers of information about False River to open up questions about the natural and artificial experience of landscape.

Kyle currently teaches at Louisiana Tech University, Ruston LA as an Assistant Professor of Studio Art. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally including exhibitions as part of the National Council on the Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) and the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary. To see more of Kyle Triplett’s work visit:


My work explores elements of constructing a sense of place through the layering, mediation, and remediation of information. This in turn opens questions of the natural and artificial experience of landscape, the picturesque, and the romantic notions of the sublime. I am interested in producing work that is specifically of place, as opposed to work about place. That is, asking questions and responding to the ‘virtual here and there’ rather than traditional ideas of site specificity.

Within my work, place exists as an idealized space, a space where infrastructure and architecture are stripped away, replaced by my own structures of performance and intended objects. I am interested in the visual elements of the natural world, those that act as bookends for our experiences with sky and ground. Ultimately, I wish the work to induce a form of transportative experience; for the viewer to be placed at the axis point of a vast panorama of nostalgia and expectation, the past and future, distance and adjacency, longing and satisfaction.



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