Thursday, August 05, 2010


wishful thinking



A couple of weekends ago I went to see Petah Coyne's Everything That Rises Must Converge currently on view at Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA. This is the first time that I have seen a large body of her work in person, and I couldn't believe at how much I was pulled in by the textures and forms of the sculptures. I have only up until recently seen documentation of her work in books and on the internet and was always interested in the way she blends nature, the domestic, art history/history, and the personal. Seeing Coyne's work in person really brought out the the painstaking amount labor and attention to detail in the sculptures that for me pushed the themes she works with further.

wood, hay, soil, tar, black sand, white powder, silk flowers, wax, pins, velvet, taxidermy, ribbons, hair, wire, feathers

I swooned.

The work will be on view through February 2011.


Next Saturday, August 14th, I am participating in AS220's FOO Fest 2010 in Providence, RI. I am so happy to get to participate with an installation. AS220 will be presenting for the first time its' Free Culture Award. This years recipients are Shepard Fairey & Brandon Edenswill. ESG is playing and I am very excited!

AS220 is a non-profit community arts space located in downtown Providence. They are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. Their mission is "to provide an unjuried and uncensored forum for the arts. If you live in the state of Rhode Island, you will get an opportunity to exhibit or perform at AS220."


jacob said...

see you at the fest, zammer! you gonna be in a mound? am i allowed to break your cover? IF you are in a mound AND you dont want to break cover, BUT you want a drink of water because you're in a sweltering mound, peace me when you see me and i'll bring you water!

Hello to You and Yours said...

yum water.

Burns said...

Hey! How was ESG?

Burns said...

I wish the picture was scratch and sniff:(

Hello to You and Yours said...

Burns, I pooped out as ESG was taking the stage, I have no more comment on that, ha!