by Stephanie Garon
curated by Jerry Truong
February 21st – March 22nd 2020
Stephanie Garon’s current body of work, presented in “(De)composition,” includes drawings, sculptures, and a hanging installation. Each piece contains industrial elements, such as steel, combined with natural materials she personally collected. While deceptively formal, the resulting artworks are actually ecologically motivated interventions. As the pieces move and change over time, the physical process of decomposition becomes evident, emphasizing the fragility of nature. In this exhibition, Garon continues her exploration of the ways in which the environment is vulnerable to humanity, as well as her own evolving role as an artist, poet, and activist.
“Untitled”, Steel, charcoal, beet, 30×40 (2019)
Out of Joint – Small Drawings
by Karen Schiff
November 22, 2019 – February 23, 2020
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 12th, 6-8PM
Closing Reception/Artist Talk: Sunday, February 23rd, 5-7PM
These playing-card-sized drawings, made with graphite and watercolor pencil, twist and pull at the classic forms of the modernist grid. Space is revealed to be delightfully unpredictable and lumpy, no longer smoothly consistent or mathematically measurable. The exhibition title derives from a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet: the beleaguered title character laments, “The time is out of joint.” But the drawings add a touch of humor, as their forms persist in singing a bit “off-key”.
Off-Key drawings (2018) by Karen Schiff, 4¼ x 3½ inches each