Don’t rush to see Chele Isaac’s new show at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.
Take your time.
“Chele Isaac: the understory,” a multi-channel video installation that runs in a 20-minute loop, deserves your quiet and full attention. “the understory” is as much a performance as an exhibition: Enter the bizarre, ring-shaped structure in the museum’s State Street Gallery and stand inside it as seven simultaneous projections surround you. The images in motion, most of them from nature and all created and deftly arranged by Madison artist Isaac, are accompanied by a soundtrack from her longtime friend and collaborator Jack Kellogg.