Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra is a painting and video project which explores the gradual dissolution of culture in contemporary society through the symbolic ruin of a personal and cultural icon, the violin. Using the violin as a metaphor, Flagstaff artist Julie Comnick raises questions about the relationship between advancing technology and diminishing cultural heritage. Comnick invites the audience to consider what makes the instrument precious in his or her own experience, and the impact of its loss.
Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra will be open at the Coconino Center for the Arts from January 9 through February 10, 2018. There will be a members preview reception on Saturday, January 6, 6-8pm, and public opening reception on Saturday, January 13, 6-8pm. Comnick will perform a solo violin piece at both receptions.