Thursday, June 13, 2019

Together/Apart at AHHA Tulsa/Hardesty Center


We're going to Tulsa!  We will exhibit at ahha Tulsa, otherwise known as the Hardesty Center, from August 2nd through September 22.  Here's a link to our page on ahha's website: together/apart

The title of our show refers to our shared artistic sensibility and our reliance on systems of incremental building and layering.  Our work tends to feature repetition and a restrained usage of color.  We are "together," also, as friends with a history of mutual support.  We are "apart" in our separate studio practices, our personal careers, and the singular paths we follow in developing our own ideas.  

We are busy making plans, which include an on-line catalogue (we'll add a link here when it is ready) and an interactive Tea Party, designed mainly by Shaun Gilmore, that will feature hand-made ceramic and papier mache teacups.  We all worked together to craft the cups.  They will be filled, not with tea, but with short quotes from artists and other pithy sayings, handprinted on rolled-up newsprint.  These "Tea Leaf Fortunes" will introduce topics for discussion during our one hour presentation at ahha on Saturday, August 3rd.  Visitors will be able to take teacups and fortunes away with them, unmaking the installation in the course of the exhibition.

Our show will be held in the large Gallery space at ahha Tulsa, which is located at 101 Archer Street.  918 584-3333.  If you are a Tulsa peep, please come to the opening reception from 6:00 - 9:00  on Friday, August 2, and our hands-on presentations in the Creative Studios the next afternoon, along with our inter-active Tea Party.

Jill Christian - Affinity-9, 2017, acrylic on paper,
48 x 35"

Shaun Gilmore - Branching Out (always greener)
2016, wire and papier mache, 60 x 24 x 24"

Signe Stuart - Flux Wall, 2019, acrylic and mulberry paper
68 x 97"

Danielle Shelley - Black Lines 8 (detail), 2019, cross stitch on linen,
15 x 14"

Janice Wall - Up Close From a Distance, 2018, monoprint collage, 40 x 30"

Dara Mark - Lily/Heart/Memory, 2018, watercolor and thread
on layered translucent Yupo paper, 41 x 54"

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