Monday, March 1, 2010

March First Friday at Hillyer Art Space

Join us for First Friday at Hillyer Art Space this Friday, March 5th from 6:00-9:00pm to celebrate the opening of two new exhibitions- Laborious Futility by Elena Patino and Purge/Deluge by Kate Kretz.

Free food and drink will be provided as well as music by artist Matthew Hemerlein.

$5 suggested donation altough any support is greatly appreciated!

Laborious Futility by Elena Patino
The accumulative processes used in the making of Patino's pieces make reference to a variety of different aspects of the human condition. Labor, migration, and consumption are all subtly examined through her obsessively replicative methods of construction and systems of assemblage.
Laborious Futility adapts from Patino's previous engagements in the construction of organic structures based on repitition with a strong connection to fiber arts. While not always made with fiber materials, the work borrows from the pliable quality of textiles.

Purge/Deluge by Kate Kretz
This show will feature an assortment of Kretz's multi-media work's ranging from drawings and paintings on paper to embroidery and fabric works. Focusing on the heaviness of day-to-day existence and her experiences with individuals whose lives' visible weight impacts her to the point of creative refuge, Kretz seeks to honor the fragility common to every human across continents and centuries.
Her highly crafted work is created in defiance of the virtual and disposable, and despite acknowledging there's a contemporary disinterest in detail-oriented modes of production. Kretz finds physical and emotional through her handiwork, a sort of catharsis for overwhelming interactions in life.

Funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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