‘PhAb Now’ through Sept. 4 at Pittsburgh Filmmakers

My recent collaboration with Barbara Weissberger is in the PhAb Now! show at Pittsburgh Filmmakers Galleries in Oakland, PA, through Sept. 4.

From Kurt Shaw’s TribLive review:

The collaborative efforts of Eleanor Aldrich and Barbara Weissberger offer an analog element among so many digital or digitally inspired creations.

“Pink Planter and Rubber Chair” comes out of their collaboration that is based on a shared preoccupation with the tensions between the actual and illusion, flatness and space.

A work that spans two and three dimensions, it explores when a mark or material describes itself — or remains itself, if it is a found object. “The mark, image or material becomes onomatopoetic, or mimetic, collapsing the space between the signified and the signifier,” Aldrich says.

To put it in simple terms, their work plays with the format of the two-dimensional image as it relates to, or, better yet, as an extension of, objects in space.