This exhibition focus on the work of artists that explore the intersection of formal aspects of painting into other mediums and their awareness of the space that surrounds them. Departing from painting traditions, theses artists push boundaries by intertwining installation, sculpture and collage into their work.
at THE LIVING ROOM:
MICHELLE ANNE HARRIS
Michelle Harris is a sculptor with a background in photography. Coming from a military family, she moved a lot and became adaptive to the constant change in environments by trying to blend in to her surrounding. This approach is analogous this new ongoing ceramic series of weed pipes disguised as art or everyday objects such as rocks or bone. It is both humorous and serious in the nature of the subject of medical marijuana, as a consumer and chronically ill person these issues and substances affect Michelle’s daily well being and are a passion to her. This work is directly the result of a series of therapeutic sessions for her to work through both physically and emotionally about a recent diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and systemic mastocytosis. This work encompasses issues surrounding marijuana laws and blends into the environment of THE FRANKLIN’s LIVING ROOM, intention is revealed when the artist asks you if you will smoke with her.
Sittings July 6-15 contact for more information
at THE FLAT SCREEN:
“You Did Bad” Karaoke: A Cathartic Exploration of the Onomatopoeia
In this exploration we will flip the notion that karaoke is centered on the performer. Performing as a group you will be able to release the primal feelings that you have suppressed in socially normal contexts into raw healing catharsis of jeer, boo, razz, heckle or roost of the karaoke performer. Taking understanding to a first person level of what an onomatopoeia really is.