Significant Boxes: Su Legatt

Last week, we installed a series called Significant Boxes by artist Su Legatt. The series is comprised of 12 small sculptural installations that utilize photography and narrative in a peculiar way. Each box (left) is identical on the outside, but by peering through the lens on the front and pressing a small button to light the inside (right), the viewer is able to see a photograph of a particular location. A small “drawer” pulled out from the front of each box presents the story of that place.

“Our memories and emotions will always be tied to certain locations,” Legatt said. “When we first peer through the lens and trigger the internal light, we see a seemingly insignificant warped landscape. After reading the text on the exterior, the viewer learns that it is actually a sanctuary  from the stressful days of life. These associations, although specific, lead each of us to our own relations and memories.”

Signficant Boxes is now on display in the Xcel and Serkland Law Galleries on the second floor of the Museum. Legatt received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from MSUM and a Masters in Fine Art from Utah State University. She has taught classes at MSUM and USU as well as community workshops around the country. She currently teaches photography at Lake Superior College in Duluth, Minn., and leads workshops for all ages in the tri-state area.

Significant Boxes: Su Legatt

Last week, we installed a series called Significant Boxes by artist Su Legatt. The series is comprised of 12 small sculptural installations that utilize photography and narrative in a peculiar way. Each box (left) is identical on the outside, but by peering through the lens on the front and pressing a small button to light the inside (right), the viewer is able to see a photograph of a particular location. A small “drawer” pulled out from the front of each box presents the story of that place.

“Our memories and emotions will always be tied to certain locations,” Legatt said. “When we first peer through the lens and trigger the internal light, we see a seemingly insignificant warped landscape. After reading the text on the exterior, the viewer learns that it is actually a sanctuary  from the stressful days of life. These associations, although specific, lead each of us to our own relations and memories.”

Signficant Boxes is now on display in the Xcel and Serkland Law Galleries on the second floor of the Museum. Legatt received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from MSUM and a Masters in Fine Art from Utah State University. She has taught classes at MSUM and USU as well as community workshops around the country. She currently teaches photography at Lake Superior College in Duluth, Minn., and leads workshops for all ages in the tri-state area.