The exhibition’s comparison of painterly abstraction’s tenuous historical progress and the sun’s eventual destruction of the human species is a very loose analogy, but a telling one… -Eric Hancock Link: Four Women Dazzle in “Staring at the Sun”
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Daniel A. Weiskopf: “Surfaces exist primarily as supports in Eleanor Aldrich’s quasi-sculptural paintings, which bulge with crude simulacra of real objects, such as lawn chairs made from gloopy strings of epoxy. Her Fat Boxes, 2012, protrude like strange invaders that can find a home neither inside nor outside the frame. These failed objects are simultaneously queasy, comic, and slightly ominous.”
Staring at the Sun, curated by Craig Drennen, is the premier SALTWORKS exhibition and Atlanta debut for artists Eleanor Aldrich (Knoxville, TN), Jane Fox Hipple (Montgomery, AL), Bonnie Maygarden (New Orleans, LA) and Lauren Silva (Brooklyn, NY). The exhibition is comprised of abstract painting, works on paper and sculpture.