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"Undoing" Exhibition Opening Reception

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  • Presented By Greenville Museum of Art
  • Dates October 8, 2021
  • Time 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Opening in October 2021, the Greenville Museum of Art is thrilled to present "Undoing," an exhibition of art made from everyday and found materials by four artists: Krista Clark, Brenda Goldstein, Grace Hong, and Michael Watson. The title Undoing refers to all four artists’ processes of deconstructing everyday objects or materials through the creation of their work. Knowing that viewers bring their own associations to the familiar materials found throughout this exhibition, "Undoing" also relates to the loosening of spoken and written language as the primary means of conveying information or ideas. Join us for a chance to meet the artists at the opening reception on Friday, October 8th. The reception opens for GMoA Members at 5pm and to the public at 6pm. Light refreshments will be served. Masks required indoors.This exhibition will be on view from October 8, 2021 to March 11, 2022.Read more about the artists below:Based out of Atlanta, Georgia, Krista Clark sources much of her materials from local reuse centers and is interested in pushing and playing with the boundaries between drawing, sculpture, and installation. Her work makes material observations about urban landscapes, transitioning communities, and the ubiquitous objects or things we encounter everyday as we drive, walk, and bike through our changing communities. Similarly, Durham, North Carolina-based artist Brenda Goldstein is attracted to the objects and material stuff left behind in the world of consumerism. Littering the globe, these abandoned things are sometimes a part of our everyday experience - we step over them, walk by them - and sometimes buried from our consciousness and lives, stored or disposed of out of sight. Using re-used cheap textiles such as tarps, plastic sheeting, found and used fabrics, Goldstein also recycles her own artwork to evoke ideas around inadequate shelters, inadequate solutions, fragility, and labor. Coming from Brooklyn, New York, Grace Hong is interestested in the collecting, accumulating, and creative undoing of recycled and unconventional materials such as plastic sheeting, polyurethane spray foam, wire, fibers, and found objects. Through her exploration of texture and abstraction, she considers topics such as the influence of technology and digital media on our consciousness, cultural heritage and aspects of migration and immigration, and the semiotics of digital and material cultures. Also from Brooklyn, Michael Watson has always found pleasure in the excavation and deciphering of used and displaced objects for the stories they could tell. Starting from a place of wander and wonder, his practice juxtaposes found and other materials to explore issues such as death and rebirth, while always attempting to destabilize or reconfigure binaries and conventional systems of artistic value.

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