Amy Archambault, Live-work, 2014 (installation view)
Amy Archambault

February 6 - April 3, 2014

Thursday, February 6, 6 - 9 pm

Time Trials
Thursday, March 6, 6 - 9 pm

It is not enough to understand, 
or to see clearly. The future will 
be shaped in the arena of human 
activity, by those willing to commit 
their minds and their bodies to the 

Robert Kennedy

Press Release

Amy Archambault's site specific installation inside 17 Cox is part obstacle course, part habitrail and part modular home. As both a lacrosse coach and a studio supervisor, Archambault is interested in combining the human drive for athleticism and artistic expression, and encouraging others to do the same in her work.  Her installation turns 17 Cox into an arena for both spectatorship and participation.  Visitors can either observe her bright, colorful constructions as sculpture or take off their shoes and participate in the various obstacles.  The palette for this installation is based on color psychology used in modern workout facilities where colors can promote productivity or increase heart rate. Multiple pathways through the gallery are designed for different levels of engagement and Archambault includes demonstration videos of her performances.  Visitors will be encouraged to "work out" in the gallery during the exhibition, and even submit their scores in a time trial during the March 6 reception.  This installation at 17 Cox funded in part by the 2013 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship Grant in Sculpture / Installation.

Archambault received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, PA in 2011 and BA in Studio Art and Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross, MA in 2008 where she is currently a lecturer. Archambault was recently featured in the group exhibition of alumnae artist at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, MA and a solo exhibition at the Mill Gallery in Hartford, CT. In 2011, Archambault was awarded the Christopher Leland Lyon Memorial Scholarship from the University of Pennsylvania, and most recently, was featured in Pulse Magazine for its "Up & Coming Local Artists" outlook in Central Massachusetts, 2012. She is currently Studio Supervisor and Lecturer for the Visual Arts Department at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. Archambault lives and works in North Chelmsford, MA.

Amy Archambault, Live-work, 2014 (installation view)
Images courtesy of Elizabeth Woodward