New work at Assemble
Conversations in Red
Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution (VACI)
Artists: Eric Hoefer, Julian Jackson, Darien Johnson, Sydney Licht, Tom Marrinson, Linda Price-Sneddon, Leah Patgorski, Justin Teilhet, and Angie To.
Curated by Judy Barie.
July 19 - August 22, 2017
My installations and site-specific sculptures draw on a language I have been developing with textiles since my first stitch in the year 2000, or better yet since I was first wrapped in a blanket as a newborn. I aim to respond with clarity and sensitivity to the spaces, materials, and people involved in each project.
In my personal studio practice, I cut, dye, scrub, press, stitch, and splice fabric (usually) to generate a variety of sculptures and painting-like objects. I work back and forth between rule-following and improv, grids and deformations, color experiments and found hues. Creating these works influences my thoughts on intangibles such as empathy, intimacy, identity, growth, and loss.