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 artists share a particular consideration for the power and politics of space.
1345 W. 19th Street, Chicago
SHOW DATES: October 7 – 29
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-dimensional environments. Estee Fox and Amy Hughes Braden both work in heavily saturated colors, either with acrylic paint or ink on canvass or paper, beckoning viewers to stand close and discover every slash of color and it’s meaning.
1427 Light Street, Baltimore
SHOW DATES: September 9 – October 29, Wednesday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm
The Anatomy of Fairy Tales
@The Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA Artists: Jennifer Avery, Patricia Bellan-Gillen, Yudi Chen, Anne Connell, Keith Garcia, Jodi Harvey, Paul Hazelton, Dan Hernandez, Kelly Jelinek/Little Stag Studio, Jessica Joslin, Andy Kehoe, Jessica Lagunas, Corwin Levi, Caitlin McCormack, Jana Nieves/Bel Bête, Juan Oficio, Jessica Palmer, Rachel Perry, Lucho Pozo, Constance Slaughter, Debra Smith, James Swainbank, Mara Trachtenberg, Kitty Wales, Stephanie Williams
1901 Mulberry St, Scranton, PA
SHOW DATES: July 15 – December 31
Mon, Thurs, &Fri, noon– 4pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm