Past Gallery Exhibitions
Mar 03 – Apr 03 2016
“Epicritic,” adjective (Collins English Dictionary), relating to or denoting those sensory nerve fibers of the skin that are capable of the discrimination of touch or temperature stimuli.
Over the past few years I have been interested in depicting a sense of my own garden. A garden is never just a moment in time, a mere view; it includes all the moments in shaping that garden — cutting, digging, hauling, hundreds of repetitive tasks. Every experience of making a garden resides in the hands. This idea of tactile memory is the catalyst for my recent work Epicritic Memories.
Dec 15 – Feb 14 2016
Reception & Artist Talk: Thursday, December 17th, 5:30-7:30pm
Using organic forms, Polina Tereshina and Colleen RJC Bratton seek to manifest the intangible. Real Time brings into consideration the moments in our lives that evade definition. Bratton’s soft geometry focuses on the narrative of two individuals following the exchange of a covenant. Tereshina considers the peculiar areas of our emotional landscape by alluding to tensions and subtle sensations through a range of evocative forms. Together their work is an introspective look at real abstractions through a formalist approach.
Oct 29 – Dec 15 2015
Reception & Artist Talk: Thursday, November 12th, 6:00-7:30pm
Art proposes an alternate value system based on aesthetic properties or the beauty of an idea. Doilies inhabit a strange place in this system. Craft objects originally admired for their elegance and as demonstrations of their maker’s skill, doilies have been stripped of their aesthetic value by contemporary taste. They’re now so out of style that I can buy one on Ebay for $12. Aesthetic value (the lack of) trumps the value of labor, the value of the hours and months it took to make these objects.
Some doilies do stick around, out of sight in drawers and cedar chests, but nonetheless saved. Why? Because of affect. We love their maker—our mom, aunts, grandmothers, and godmothers. The care women lavished on these works is a visible artifact of the work they did caring for others, caring for us. Love, like art, proposes an alternate value system.