Garis & Hahn
263 Bowery, New York, NY 10002, USA
Linear Tensions is an exhibition of new work and site-specific installations from Jillian Clark and Gabrielle Duggan. The exhibit is comprised of two large-scale installations and several two-dimensional wall works by the artists which confront issues of memory, displacement, appropriation, labor and identity.
Exploring the tension between physicality and ephemerality, Jillian Clark uses construction-grade chalk and a snap-line tool to create immersive, floor-to-ceiling installations. Initially only working with blue construction-grade chalk, she has expanded her visual vocabulary by incorporating other construction-grade chalks in orange, lavender, black, red, and white, as well as resin, which insulates the chalk from its own temporality.
Building on and expanding techniques rooted in traditional fiber work, Gabrielle Duggan creates elaborate installations of disparate materials; glass, tar, rocks, wire, yarn, wood, paint, found objects, and other textiles. She is drawn to organic materials, and values a connection to animals through researching fiber production; from shearing, spinning, and hand-producing cloth. Duggan's installations challenge gender boundaries and labor value systems, addressing these concerns through the use of tension, repetition, and ambiguous meanings imbued in the material itself.
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 6PM to 8PM
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