SOIL Gallery

Opposing Forces

Emily Gherard and Amanda Knowles

Start             1.5.17
End               1.28.17
Reception    1.5.17, Thursday, 6-8 pm

For the past year, Emily Gherard and Amanda Knowles have been working together on a series of works on paper. The exhibition, Opposing Forces, at SOIL Gallery gives a glimpse into their collaborative labor.  In this series, their investigation has focused on structural, industrial imagery. The grid provides a uniting visual element that structures as well as accentuates the destruction, distortion and sometimes chaos that emerged as Gherard’s and Knowles’ visions and working methods combined. In the studio they each examined the rules that defined their individual studio practices, using the edge where they diverged as a place of interest, noting the difference between individual labor and that which happens in collaboration.

In addition to building up layers on the two-dimensional plane in drawing, painting, print, and collage, Gherard and Knowles built three-dimensional structures that interact with their works on paper. This progression off of the wall makes physical the visual layers of repeating architectural forms. The resulting explorations that began two-dimensionally and have pushed into the three-dimensional realm unite contrasting visual elements and capture the visual tension as they collide.

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In the Backspace: My love hath kissed in fixing

Shaw Osha

Start             1.5.17
End               1.28.17
Reception    1.5.17, Thursday, 6-8 pm

“everything we come in contact with becomes a condition of our existence”
– Hannah Arendt

An old diary from the Civil War, unburied, has pressed me between a past and now. I have been collecting and drying flowers and seeds as a way to think about what gets passed down (and also the possibility of rejuvenation and seeding again and bringing new terms into being). These pieces  are early attempts to be deliberate and deliberate on acknowledging my white racial history.

Gallery talk & poem reading Saturday, January 14, 12:00pm

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Upcoming Exhibitions

Given Time. Given Place.
David Andrew Nelson, John Radtke, Julia Heineccius, Matt Kelly, Philip LaDeau, Scott Kemp, Scott Proctor, Tobias Waite
February 2–25, 2017

In the Backspace: Hang In There
Paula Rebsom
February 2–25, 2017

SOIL CALL for NEW MEMBERS

SOIL is currently accepting applications for new membership. Deadline: Sunday, January 15th, 2017 Midnight Pacific Standard Time.

For details on applying, click here.

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