Fruits of our Labor: May 9 – June 6

I have work in an upcoming show at Grin in Providence, RI. Fruits of our Labor: Chew, Screw, Glue is curated by Kevin Frances and features the work of five other artists: Taylor Baldwin, Hilary Doyle, Bayne Peterson, Joel Seidner, and John Zappas.

Fruits of Our Labor is about the backwards, silly, idiosyncratic search for meaning. The artists in this exhibition take familiar objects as their collaborative partners; mops, lamps, dish towels, an elephant tusk, and through the act of recreation, expand our understanding of what these things can do, and arrive at wholly unexpected destinations.

Eleanor Aldrich creates work that bridges the gap between painting and sculpture. In her recent works, actual mop handles lean against paintings, merging seamlessly with the furry, spongy, thickly painted mop heads. Shimmering colors and expressive paint application create a sense that the mops are in motion.

I also did an interview with Kevin Frances, published today on