So I happened to swing by the Quirk gallery in the middle of our whirlwind move and caught the Vault show on First Friday (Anat Grozovski). Something about this work seemed so interesting to me. Each piece formed these little vignettes. I found myself staring at them making up my own story of why this little red string was attached at the top or why each pearl was on an individual gold hinge. There were these really nice fanned doilies and sheets of mica that protruded from the tops of rings. It is such a cliche thing to say but this work "exists on so many levels" for me. Oh man.....
Moving on. It was hung along the wall in almost a scientific manner, which was perfect. I love when things work. Go see it for yourself. The show will be up from August 1 - August 30. Quirk is open Monday-Friday 10-5.
Here is an excerpt from Quirk's website about the "Vault" Project:
"On January 3, 2008 Quirk will launch the Vault Project 2008
The Vault Project 2008 is a yearlong series of exhibitions at Quirk Gallery. Curated by C. James Meyer, Emeritus Professor, Craft & Material Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University and Robert Ebendorf, Distinguished Professor of Metalwork and Jewelry at East Carolina University.
The curatorial intent for the Vault Project 2008 was to present a group of exhibitions which will challenge the audience. Meyer and Ebendorf agreed on twelve artists without regard to media utilized, point in artistic career or gender of the artist. They did, however, look for a unique artistic vision. Because of the small, intimate nature of the Vault the curators have opened the door for invited artists to experiment with new ideas."
anyway here are some shots of the show (sorry the new iphone just didn't do it justice):