One element supports the other suggesting a tentative but working foundation. Sculptures reference natural forms: rocks, chunks of marble and wood; base materials serving as surrogates, describing an underlying relationship of forms. Inlaid ovals of out-of-focus space become moments of visual vibration, resisting the definition of foreground or background, both animating and obscuring the surface on which they are placed. Things pretend to be alright, to be acceptable, to blend in. They do their best to accommodate each other. There is an intimacy in this: embracing and pulling back against a type of structural apathy.
In the concurring performance: Forced Posture, extension of the studio body a large, unwieldy object was moved from one location to another by hand and body alone. This act is similar to the manner in which the artist moves work in the studio. Propping and pushing, hoisting objects that are too heavy to lift by sheer might. Instead she used her body as a simple machine. Her body became a lever, a pulley, a tripod, allowing the viewer to witness the awkward, vulnerable, Sisyphean moments usually hidden behind the studio walls.
The performance was held on Sunday, June 1 at noon, and began at the intersection of Flushing Ave. and Ingraham St. at Gardner St. and ended at NURTUREart Gallery.