Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels
Brooklyn, New York
Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels is a Tennessee-raised Australian-American artist based in Brooklyn. From discarded housing materials, she makes large-scale installations that are submerging environments built into existing architecture. Her work abstracts structures into layers that explores how specific qualities of environments create experiential constructs. Loosely combining concepts from her ‘blueprint’ paintings with a site’s specific geography, she builds towards particular feelings and moments that subtly form people’s experiences within the installation. SVBF’s large-scale installations are most often shown in abandoned or odd locations. Her work has recently been exhibited at the Clocktower Gallery, Scope, F.L.A. Gallery, and Parse Gallery and with her collective Rabid Hands in a former convent, a crumbling machine warehouse, and an about-to-be-demolished hotel.