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"Splice" at the Constance Lavino Bell Gallery

Added on by Jacquelyn Gleisner.

Below are some installation photos of my current exhibition Splice at the Constance Lavino Bell Gallery at the Ethel Walker School.

Splice

This show includes two related installations and several works on paper that repeat the double helix form. Together the works create a bridge between genetic engineering, textile traditions, and abstract art. Spreading across a corner, the installation appears viral and organic. Upon closer inspection, a viewer can see that the paper forms have been delicately woven together, mimicking the intricate perforations of lace. Textiles, like DNA, are often rooted in patterns. The connection between the two elements shows that our desires to see and create patterns originates in our genetic makeup. 

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The show is on view through November and there will be a public reception at the end of September. 

Review of 'My Vicious Throbbing Heart' at Franklin Street Works

Added on by Jacquelyn Gleisner.

Last May I went to check out the show My Vicious Throbbing Heart: Animating Desire in Abstract Painting at Franklin Street Works in Stamford, Connecticut. The show was curated by Risa Pueo and features works by Anna Betbeze, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Keltie Ferris, Anne Cousineau, and more. My review of the show is in the current issue of Art New England magazine, page 79.

The show continues through September 9. 

July/August 2018 issue of  Art New England,  p. 79

July/August 2018 issue of Art New England, p. 79

'Folded' Opens this Friday

Added on by Jacquelyn Gleisner.

This Friday I have several works on paper included in Folded: New Acquisitions to the Artspace Flatfile. More information is below and here

Folded: New Acquisitions to the Artspace Flatfile

June 8-29, 2018

Opening Reception: Folded

Friday, Jun 8 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Second Story Gallery and Workshop on 1144 Chapel St, New Haven, CT
Opening reception: Friday, June 8th from 5-7pm
Open gallery hours: Wednesday-Friday, 2-6pm

Artspace invites the viewer to consider the implications of the folded/unfolded as a way of making, a state of being, and a conceptual structure in this survey of works from new acquisitions to our flatfile collection.

Several of these artists embrace unfolding in their creative process, allowing outside forces of materiality and instinct to reveal next steps in their work.  Reading “unfolding” in this sense, “folding” does not serve as its opposite. Instead, it sits parallel to it: the difference between giving up and giving in. Some of the subjects celebrated here reject this sense of folding by asserting their own agency—instead of letting their stories unfold they are actively writing their own.

How the human form folds physically is an essential component of our body language and is intertwined with our relationship to space.  A power stance reads as such because it spreads the body wide; the protruding elbow-fold of a hand on a hip stakes a claim over the space being occupied.  This ability of folding to materially alter a subject can also apply more abstractly to an artwork. Bending a form allows for simultaneous existence in multiple spaces, even blurring the line between the 2-D and 3-D.  It can embed or enmesh once disparate forms, removing the space between them and rendering them inseparable.

Compositionally, folds in an artwork open up opportunities that aid the artist in conveying their message.  Halving the visual field encourages direct comparisons and highlights juxtapositions. Contortions create compositions that have no beginning or end, inviting contemplation of the infinite.  Layering builds complexity, emphasizing the multidimensionality of a subject or obfuscating it to slow down the viewer’s perception.

The principles of what can be achieved through folding structurally also apply to modes of thought: expectations and ideas can fold in on themselves, questioning and subverting what were once oversimplified notions.

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'State of Abstraction' is open at the Washington Art Association

Added on by Jacquelyn Gleisner.

Co-Curated with Daphne A. DeedsState of Abstraction is now open! The exhibition will be on view through June 16 at the Washington Art Association and the Judy Black Memorial Space. 

Washington Art Association & Gallery, 4 Bryan Memorial Plaza, Washington Depot, CT 06794

Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, 10 am - 2 pm

Featuring: Cat Balco, Melanie Carr, Julia Coash, Kevin Daly, Deborah Dancy, Howard El-Yasin, Roxanne Faber Savage, Joseph Fucigna, Elizabeth Gourlay, Hong Hong, Blinn Jacobs, Zachary Keeting, Bob Knox, Connie Pfeiffer, Janet Lage, David Livingston, Ken Lovell, Olu Oguibe, Ryan Paxton, Tim Prentice, Suzan Shutan, Matthew Weber, John Willis

New Entry to the Washington Art Association

New Entry to the Washington Art Association

Suzan Shutan

Suzan Shutan

Zachary Keeting, John Willis, and Hong Hong in the Judy Black Memorial Space

Zachary Keeting, John Willis, and Hong Hong in the Judy Black Memorial Space

Crown Street Window Installation at Artspace

Added on by Jacquelyn Gleisner.

I have an installation at the Crown Street windows at Artspace this month. Check out the windows from now until April 30, 2017. The reception for these windows, as well as the current exhibition, Laughing Skulls, will take place this Friday. The installation will also be up during the Annual Gala and Silent Auction on April 29.

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Crown Street Window Installation

Work in progress shot 

Work in progress shot 

A view of the installation from outside with the reflections of the city

A view of the installation from outside with the reflections of the city