Opening Thursday, January 14th, from 10am - 4PM
On view through Thursday, February 25th
For the first time, Riverside Arts Center presents tandem exhibitions connecting the Riverside Town Hall and Riverside Arts Center’s Freeark Gallery. The exhibition in the Town Hall features Camille Silverman’s “Storyboards for Installations and Assemblages”; studies for “Softening Space” which will be presented in the Freeark Gallery January 14 – February 11, 2021.
This body of photographic drawings and collages was started after a 2018 visit to the drawing room at the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago. One of the displays was a series of Helen Frankenthaler prints that she continually reworked and added notes to – she had found a valuable tool for variations in the reproduction of an image. The Frankenthaler print series made me think of how this practice could be useful in my thinking and rethinking of my work in assemblages and installations. I too can build a continuous diary of visual language by using repetition to free my mind to unexpected improvisation and experimentation.
Ideas about color, form and content could be easily worked out on a daily basis through a diary of printed collages exploring possible next moves. The images are taken from assemblages of crashed sleds and found materials. This series delves into ideas of fun, risk, perception, and the construct of time. A larger series of paintings, installations and collages will be exhibited at the Riverside Arts Center in the Freeark Gallery January 14 – February 11, 2021. Riverside Arts Center is located at 32 E Quincy Street, Riverside IL,