10.4.2016

Hey Folks,

Some news about my current projects. Hope to see you there if you’re able to make it.

OPENING Friday, OCT 7, 2016, 6-9pm

Good and Plenty

@ACRE PROJECTS, Chicago

Curated by MATT COLEMAN

Artists: Ruby Thorkelson // Brett Balogh // Didier Morelli // Stephanie Williams

The work on view in A Polite Distance is anything but polite. Social distance, or the perception of difference between members of various groups, is reinforced by politeness and other coded behaviors. “Polite distance” is seeing and not doing; a method of editing one’s response; a consideration of space; a way to call out inequalities, but only for the optics on social media. Brett Ian Balogh, Didier Morelli, Ruby Thorkelson, and Stephanie Williams address the pitfalls of polite distance through a range of strategies. From critiques of cultural colonization and the sociopolitical inequity created by gentrification and political vanity to meditations on Earth’s invisible forces, like gravity and electromagnetism, these ar...

8.29.2016

FORTHCOMING:

OPENING Friday, September 9, 2016, 6-9pm

Good and Plenty @School 33, Baltimore

Curated by Cynthia Connolly

Artists: Darcie Book // Amy Hughes Braden // Estee Fox // Matt Hollis // Stephanie Williams

Most of us grew up with color televisions, computer monitors, and mobile phones whose screens emanate a myriad of colors seemingly not replicable in the natural world. Using them daily, how much do these devices influence us? Utilizing distinctive methods, the artists of GOOD AND PLENTY may be attempting to recreate the luminosity and hue from these glowing beacons. Matt Hollis constructs new worlds using manufactured materials, drawing viewers close by employing the clean vivid color of familiar objects and textures disguised through accumulation. Stephanie Williams’ installation features unnaturally bright colors in thread and fabric, at first obscuring the depiction of forcemeat and human body parts. Darcie Book uses dried acrylic house paint to create swirled, candy-like three-d...

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