Thursday, June 9, 2016
SDA show 2 -- second prize
I think I liked this piece even better than the best in show, perhaps because the artist likes all the stuff I like. From her artist statement:
"Be it handwritten letters, journals, old books, rusty metal, postage stamps, buttons, teeth, animal bones or bits of fabric -- my studio is filled with objects I've collected or unearthed. I'm a scavenger for lost or forgotten things that have interesting textures, colors, and surfaces..."
This piece combines a body-like structure -- or maybe it's a tent or shelter -- made of gut stretched over a wire armature, with a snake of paper discs apparently cut from an old book.
The show, "Transgressing Traditions," is co-sponsored by the Surface Design Association and the host Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn NY. It's up through August 21. Stay tuned for more work from the show!