Curated by Jenny Dowd
When: August 3, 2014 - August 31, 2014 Where: 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, United States
Four artists met at an artist residency at the Ucross Foundation in 2013, now they wcome together to inhabit at MoMA, New York.
Ruth Boerefijn My process is experiential. I make visits beyond my self: to Iceland, to the store where the fishermen buy their supplies, to the library. The feel of manuscripts, photographs and maps give my hands something to articulate when later, in my studio, they work knotting and looping lengths of fishing line. It loses form over time, and can be reshaped; it is resilient. The line is a symbol of connection, of reaching into the depths for nourishment. The colored paper is cut from my own drawings from nature-imprinted with other narratives and perceptions-through which I punch holes as a way of forging through them to get to the act of new expression. Text is also a material with a memory and a shape. I struggle to arrange words so they can articulate beyond history to character, story, felt experience, and new possibility.
Lindsey Glover Using multiple projections, Lindsey Glover transforms the Loft into a space for the exploration between perception, memory and experience. She collects photograph and video images that are later re-examined to find parallels in context, all the while focusing on the capture and storage of time.
Mayme Kratz Mayme Kratz creates art from the natural life of the desert that surrounds her Phoenix home and studio. Viewing collecting as a way of archiving memory, she assembles a variety of natural forms—tangled birds’ nests, feathers, bones, seeds, snakes, and cicada wings—and captures them submerged in resin to create rhythmic, abstract sculptures and reliefs. “My collected specimens celebrate the endless cycles of change and rebirth in nature,” Kratz has said. In addition to these hanging and freestanding works she has also created a variety of videos and installations, including an interactive outdoor sculpture made of found tumbleweeds meant to disintegrate over time.
Jenny Dowd Jenny Dowd explores space and movement with a series of steel and Egyptian Paste vessels. The boats hover, dive and flock overhead while exploring the gallery in a playful dialogue.
Contacts Ruth Boerefijn: www.ruthboerefijn.com Lindsay Glover: www.lindsey-glover.com Mayme Kratz: www.maymekratz.com/ Jenny Dowd: www.jennydowd.com
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