For Immediate Release
Contact: Theresa A. Anderson
February 20, 2009
Momma Wore Red Shoes or a Domestic Cocoon: Post-Feminist Drawings in Space
AURORA- Collaborating on this site specific installation, Drawing the Line, artists Kim Harrell and Theresa A. Anderson offer an experiential perspective on drawing in contemporary artwork with a post-feminist twist.
Known for her expressive autobiographical paintings such as the Veil/ denial currently at Saatchi Gallery in London, Anderson said, “When I saw the waxy red dipped shoes hanging on the clothesline in Kim’s studio I knew we had to work on an installation together.”
Anderson and Harrell’s love of multiples, materials, and process are evident in this installation piece inspired by the use of line. The plastic in the installation has a dual presence; physically and virtually. Another key element, the ’barbie’ shoes, are dipped in workman’s rubber and hang within the plastic fabricated tent. The shoes provide a minimalist accent of color against the crinkle and whispers of the painterly video that documents performances with plastic ephemera. The creation of line, shadow, and play of light exist two dimensionally on the video screen and three dimensionally in the space of installation.
Harrell, an accomplished jeweler/ silversmith, whose work is available through the Denver Art Museum, had recently created a new line of jewelry incorporating dipped red rubber shoes appropriated from Rachel Lachowicz’s “One Month Late”. At first skeptical when Anderson approached her about collaborating on an installation piece, Harrell said, “Even though we have varying aesthetics and work in different mediums I could see the possibilities because of the common ground we share in what motivates us to make art.“
‘Drawing the Line’ , a two day exhibition, opens Friday, March 13, with a public reception from 5 – 9 pm, at anderson’s art box/east end applied arts, 1556 Florence Street, 80010 in Aurora. A Tea & Talk will be held with the two artists discussing their collaborative piece on Saturday, March 14th at 2 pm. The exhibit is open for general viewing on March 13 & 14 from noon – 5.30pm (until 9 pm on Friday). The exhibition and the talk are free and open to the public.
anderson’s art box is open Monday through Friday 10-3.30 pm and by appointment; east end applied arts is open Thurs – Sat, noon-5.30 pm and by appointment. You can reach the galleries at: anderson’s art box: 303.990.0391, firstname.lastname@example.org and http://theresaanderson.mosaicglobe.com; east end applied arts, 720.203.3575, email@example.com and www.eastendarts.com.
Images are available upon request.