Rubberneck is pleased to present “Milk Spilt”
a group exhibition of original work by Sara Law and Marcy Thomas.
Marcy Thomas –
I am interested in transitions: the time it takes for a liquid or slurry to become solid, the filling of negative space to create positive forms, and when dimension and surface are born. I build intuitively with concrete, pulp, other fiber and linear materials, allowing the tactile sensations of opposing elements to speak for themselves. The result is a compromise between anti-form and containment.
Sara Law –
I have an idiosyncratic relationship with language that I navigate through color and sensation. Specific color combinations have the ability to provide me with comfort and stimulate me emotionally, leaving me feeling vulnerable. I yearn for an overcast sky and take pleasure in the absence of the sun. I am motivated by the fact that my thoughts cannot always be conveyed through the limited means of the English language.
Miscommunication is inescapable. It fascinates me that the formal shape of language is inextricable from its auditory actualization; one is able to understand the thoughts I convey in this moment because of the layers of language we have built together. However, formal language, as an organized system of communicating and understanding, seems to me incomplete. Therefore I choose to visually express language. The weight and shape of language is a growing interest of mine, which has always been a crucial part in my linguistic understanding.
About the gallery:
Founded in May of 2017 by Charlie and John Cibula, this new space serves as a studio, gallery and residence on the near west side of Chicago. Adding to the growing art hub of West Town Chicago.
The exhibition space is a commercial gallery that specializes in contemporary art; painting, photography and fiber based artworks. The new comer gallery promotes the work of emerging local and under represented artists and seeks to strengthen local and global networks, adding to a tradition of growing independent, cooperative and artist-run spaces in Chicago.