Constant Companions, mixed media, 2008.
Shift Collaborative Studio presents “Inhabitation“, a solo exhibition by artist Claire Mack. This series of new work includes mixed media paintings and an installation of paper mache birdcages, representing the artist’s exploration of personal identity as seen in the existence we choose to inhabit, both physically and psychologically.
Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art presents “You’ve Been Wasting Your Time“, a group show featuring Flip, Hush, and Other, three emerging young street artists from Brazil, the UK, and Canada, respectively. Employing expansive color palettes and innovative techniques, the trio collides to contribute an eclectic range of paintings, drawings, screen prints, works on wood, and mixed media collages inspired by their diverse cultural backgrounds.
Spinning Jenny, 2008 © Elizabeth Knight
“To open a box you hold it in your hands, look inside and experience a moment of intimacy. The inspiration for the form of these pieces comes from many different boxes—I think of Velvet Brown’s shoebox of paper horses, Jem’s cigar box of objects in To Kill a Mockingbird, the pleasure of receiving a package in the mail.. When I open a daguerreotype case I confront a vivid image of someone long gone from this earth, and if I tip it slightly, I confront myself… and experience a living metaphor of connection.
Many of our relationships with animals involve an intense and quiet intimacy as deep as our relationships with other people. My intention is to present this connection to animals through an historical and familial eye, the heirloom as opposed to the specimen box. When we experience this connection we are where the past and the present are indistinguishable; we are living history.” by Elizabeth Knight.