[Nantucket] Philip Bloom Gallery is pleased to announce "It's Not What You Think", a multi- media exhibition that explores myriad ways three female artists alter the intended use of domestic materials to create works of art. The show is comprised of drawing, sculpture, and video. Works are by Melissa Maddoninni Haims, Tamara Johnson, and Sarah H. Reynolds. "It's Not What You Think" opens to the public on July 3 with a reception from 6-8pm. The exhibition will remain on view through July 26.
Melissa Maddonni Haims is a fiber based artist from Philadelphia. She utilizes a mix of crochet and knit stitching to create large-scale installations, soft sculpture, and knit-graffiti. A set of six chairs, wrapped in colorful yarn, will be placed around the gallery in a manner that brings these utilitarian objects to life. Haims hold a BFA in painting from the University of Rhode Island. She has been yarn-bombing internationally since 2010. This is her first exhibition with the gallery.
Tamara Johnson works in sculpture, site-specific installation, and performance. She was born in Waco, Texas. She has a BFA in studio art from the University of Texas at Austin, and a MFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design. On display, is an installation of garden hoses that are hung from the gallery walls and snake their way through the room towards a centrally placed bathtub. These hoses are re-contextualized from the outside world to the aesthetic interior of the gallery. About the work, Johnson says, "these four hoses transform from a utilitarian tool into a sinewy drawing." This is her first exhibition with the gallery.
In a new series, "Manifested Cumulus", Sarah H. Reynolds brings to life a haunting recurring dream of hers. After weeks of seeing a dark "cloud" in her sub-conscious, she created this three part series; comprised of a drawing, sculptures, and a video. Known for her large charcoal drawings, Reynolds felt and urge to move beyond drawing in order to express her ideas through video and moving sculpture, giving her original ideas mobility in the real world. She holds a BS in Individualized Study from New York University. This is her second time working with the Philip Bloom Gallery.
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