Andi Steele's 'Mountains' Exhibition Opens at Wilma W. Daniels Gallery

Friday, January 25, 2013

Andi Steele's exhibition, "Mountains: A Space Altering Installation," is open at the Wilma W. Daniels Gallery, formerly the Hanover Art Gallery, at Cape Fear Community College.

Steele is an assistant professor of Studio Art in UNCW's Department of Art and Art History. She received her B.F.A. in studio art from the University of South Carolina (1994) and her M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Georgia (2004). In between earning her undergraduate and graduate degrees, Steele spent six years at Penland School of Crafts. While at Penland she studied blacksmithing and papermaking, and developed an appreciation for craftsmanship, and she was part of the Core Student Fellowship Program.

Steele is a site-specific installation artist whose work is designed to interfere with space, shifting movement through, and perception of, a particular area. She has completed installations nationally, including at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia in Atlanta. She has also had exhibitions at East Carolina University's Burroughs Wellcome Gallery, UNCW's Cultural Arts Building Gallery, and at ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

"The site-specific installation, 'Mountains,' is constructed out of multiple lines of monofilament. The design and material work together to play with our perception, altering how we view and move through the space," she said. "Verbal and photographic descriptions are not able to capture the full experience. I encourage everyone to come to the gallery and experience it for themselves."

The Art Gallery's address is 200 Hanover Street. The exhibition will be up through mid-February, and is free to the public. For more information about the exhibition and her work, visit Steele's website.

Media contact: Andrea Weaver, Office of University Relations,, 910-962-7631.