January 9-February 1, 2014
263 Pearl St, Cambridge, MA 02139
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 18, 6-8pm
I am excited to collaborate with my fellow critique group members, Emily Brodrick, Dena Haden, and Will Whelan for this group show. A few of us had been talking about the possibility of trying to organize a group show, but were having trouble thinking of a cohesive theme. At a critique at Dan and Dena's studio in November, we realized that similar ideas kept emerging during throughout the night.
During Will's critique, someone mentioned that the "life of the materials" seems to be a really important factor in his work. He often uses cheap, discarded and out-of-date paper to create sculptures, prints and paintings. After hearing this, we realized that many of the pieces that night fit the the theme of giving new live to materials by repurposing and reusing them to create something new.
Our show was selected from over 100 applications as part of Gallery263's Curatorial Proposal Series. A quote from the press release sums up our show nicely: "Together, these artists' physical processes of reconfiguring, assembling, distilling, and weaving both personal and found objects constitute an effort to order randomness and reassert meaning into familiar and discarded materials."
It has been fun working on this show and I hope to see you at the opening!