I was recently accepted into a juried show of work by Salisbury University alumni, called HOMECOMING, curated by Genevra Shay of The Contemporary in Baltimore. It was exciting to see so many familiar faces at my alma mater for the first time since undergrad.
I like to imagine my work functioning in domestic settings most of the time and am currently working to expand upon this idea; figuring out ways for my objects to exist in real everyday spaces but still be seen as a part of a fine art world. However, this particular series was made specifically for a gallery setting as these objects (try to) assert a sense of control over their installation and thusly their reception. I like to think also that the work addresses some personal insecurities of being misunderstood in a funny, intimately futile, exchange with artist, gallerist, and viewer. I thought a lot about Sol Le Wit while making these. I have since moved on some from these text-based works- inclined toward more abstract approaches to communicating concepts with objects. I’ve been considering myself a designer equally as much as an artist lately. I’ve also been teaching myself other textile arts, keep on the lookout for some quilts coming soon... and maybe another Bake Sale...
Thank you to everyone who made it out, it was a great night.
Here are some images of the reception: