I also had the opportunity to interview Nashville-based Paul Collins about his work for the LOCATE Arts website. LOCATE Arts focuses on and promotes contemporary artists working in each region of Tennessee.
In Hive and Double, Aldrich and Weissberger present an collaborative body of work about the installation or exhibition of large work that blurs the lines between production and product. Touching on the tension between the possibilities of the studio and the singularity of the installed work, their output is about artistic production and labor in post-industrial studios and DIY exhibition spaces . In addition to the physical labor involved in dealing with substances, there is a consideration of preserving space for mystery, the unexpected, and the phenomenological.
The opening reception is this upcoming Saturday, March 26, from 6 – 9 pm. Hope to see you there.
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 grinprovidence.com