Standard Variation @ Lincoln Art Projects
Oct
3
Nov 1

Standard Variation @ Lincoln Art Projects

You are invited to my upcoming solo show in Waltham

RECEPTION: Friday, October 3, 7-10 PM 

Show Dates: October 3 - November 1

Gallery Hours: Saturday 12-4 

STANDARD VARIATION

"The creations of mechanical technique are organisms tending to a pure functioning, and obey the same evolutionary laws as those objects in nature which excite our admiration. There is harmony in the performances which come from the workshop or the factory. These are the everyday jobs of a whole world working with perception, intelligence and precision, with imagination, daring and severity.... Every maker has found [themselves] obliged to go over and above the standard of practical realization, to prosecute the search for a perfection and harmony beyond the mere practical side, a manifestation not only of perfection and harmony, but of beauty."

- Le Corbusier's Eyes Which Do Not See

For years I have scavenged streets, trashcans, and storage closets for compelling standardized shapes and structures that influence our experience of everyday functionality--packaging materials, office supplies or other forms that protect the objects and spaces we hold dear. I refer to my desire to save these items that are typically cast away as "utilifilia," however the ways I choose to recycle them veers away from utility. I collect, analyze and organize these objects and materials according to their slight variations, with a heavy emphasis on found/industrial color schemes or other aesthetic traits. The subtle shifts translate into a type of "handwriting" by way of mechanical inconsistency that, when embellished or arranged in an ordered way, may call attention to the gradients, spectra, and authentic characteristics of typically overlooked ephemera. I am also interested in soliciting confronting the origins of such materials and the aesthetic or economic concerns of manufacturers. 

As an artist and great-granddaughter of a masterful quilter who left behind so many influential heirlooms, I have also found a connection between these utilitarian patterns and traditional american quilting patterns. In most instructional books the titles given each pattern derive from anecdotal, ritualistic, and cosmic observations of the everyday, but translate into an array of standardized geometric arrangements which I mimic in some of my works. The playful process of taking a classic pattern and testing slight alterations produces what are referred to as "variations" on that pattern. American craft culture has been built upon this sort of resourceful accumulation and archetypal symbology. Many styles in particular, from Log Cabin to Chain Link, Brick Wall to Clamshell, Basketweave to Barn Raising, reflect the simple, workaday materials and tasks- such that the aforementioned standardized supplies from my pieces serve, but in a wildly different cultural and industrial paradigm. 

For more info please visit http://www.lincolnartsproject.com/info/

Event info HERE.

LAP Gallery
289 Moody Street, Waltham MA
http://www.facebook.com/LincolnArtsProject

Parking in rear of building, and on street.

Public Transportation Accessible by:
Commuter Rail (Stops in Porter Sq & North Station)
Buses
70, 70A (Central Sq/Allston/Brighton)
170 (Back Bay, Dudley Sq)
505, 553, 554, 556, 558 (Downtown Boston)

Check MBTA trip planner: http://www.mbta.com/

Printed Matter's NY Art Book Fair, PS1 MoMA
Sep
25
Sep 28

Printed Matter's NY Art Book Fair, PS1 MoMA

This year I will have work for sale at two booths in the NY Art Book Fair. Pick up a copy of the NCAA Net Works Publication inside the museum from Filipino collaborators The Office OCD or visit me and the Boston Ephemera Group in the zine tent! 

HOURS Thurs 9/25- Sun 9/28
Preview Thursday, September 25, 6-9 pm  
Friday, September 26, 12–7 pm  
Saturday, September 27, 11 am–9 pm  
Sunday, September 28, 11 am–7 pm  

D Street Lab // 8/16 12-6pm
Aug
16
12:00 pm12:00

D Street Lab // 8/16 12-6pm

  • Lawn on D

The Lawn on D

A first-of-its-kind outdoor interactive space in Boston, The Lawn on D is an experimental landscape that brings together different communities, audiences and area residents for innovative programming and events in the epicenter of the Innovation District and South Boston neighborhood. The trial landscape will offer opportunities in an interactive environment to create a unique Boston experience. The Lawn on D will be open for approximately 18 months beginning in August with seasonally changing programming. With direct feedback and ideas from the community sourced during the experimental phase, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) will develop plans and programs for a year-round space that will further entrench the BCEC in Boston.

For the Grand Opening Celebration

Festooning has been invited to bring our inflatable beehive to the lawn's opening celebration. Come check it out and Kick off a first-of-its kind experience in Boston at the official opening of The Lawn on D this Saturday, August 16 starting at noon! The city’s groundbreaking new outdoor experimental event space brings art, games, food, music and free events to the buzzing Innovation District and South Boston neighborhoods. Opening festivities include live music performances , high-energy sets from Mmmmaven DJs, massmouth storytelling, interactive art projects & installations, face-painting, bocce, Ping Pong and other dynamic, community-building activities. Local food and ice cream trucks, as well as beer and wine available for purchase in the tented bar fuel up the fun. The event is free and open to the public.