I am creating an installation of satin Ribbons for the artspace Gallery. I will also be exhibiting graphite drawings that are made from rubbings of the same ribbon used in the installation. Beellow images of the installation partially constructed in my studio and a few of the drawings. The exhibit remains up through January 25th.
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Here's what my friend, poet Peter Money wrote in respnse to these works. I am grateful for his insights and his enthusiasm!
"Wow, the graphite "ribbon" drawings are incredible. Lots of movement and metaphor here (don't get me started-----); I love, particularly, the "underside" of the line. . . the layer "still there," not "absent." It is graceful, somber, sexy, figural, ghostly, violent (S/M), film-ic, xray-ish, undersea-ish, alive, flotsam, essential, spring, container, outlet, in motion. "Flat" sculpture made springing, en medias.And the installation: the pretty white cage, dressed and revealed, prone/bridal, in its gyre like a valve letting loose but fixed. . . stationed down but charged with internal vortex. Wisdom coming, like the stained glass to the light: "just hold there, it's coming" ("but here's the downer: it's only fleeting"). "Portrait" in thatched line, a trail for the face from window's wink; the "face" a voice also, a megaphone tornadoing, the un-spun spinning. . . kept desire amounting, finally starting to articulate, bound and constrained, an energy revving in place.Lovely, and moving. Thanks, Alisa.Peter"