Form and Gesture II, curated by Alexis Iammarino and Alex Ebstein
Opening Saturday, August 27,with a reception from 5-8pm, at 153 Main Street in Thomaston, Maine.
The exhibition will be on view through October 9.
E. Saffronia Downing
Rene van der Stelt
First shown at Silber Gallery at Goucher College in Towson, Maryland, this show brought together works by artists Meghan Brady, Carolyn Case, Matias Cuevas, E.Saffronia Downing, Anna Hepler, Ashley Page, Kim Rice and Rene van der Stelt.
This second iteration at Interloc showcases an expanded ensemble, including 8 new artists: Ada Pinkston, Aryana Minai, Anna Queen, Amy Boone McCreesh, Allison Cekala, Henry Austin, Jonna McKone, and Kitty Winslow.
The exhibition points to the physical effort evident in the artist's studio practices and the ways they choose to articulate their identities within the works. Here artists in this show move, labor, perform, and directly collaborate with their materials to forge the meaning of their work. The resulting objects convey personal and political narratives located within the corporeal actions, emotive presence, and conceptual interests that individuate and braid together conversations between artists.
The show is an invitation to imagine and discuss how the artists’ movement contributes to their techniques. It also informs a deeper appreciation for and expression of their art practices across geographies, generations, and cultural identities. The visual form, structure, and physicality articulated in the making prompts discourse between the divergent approaches to material use and craft explored by each artist. Similarly, they consider the creative communities of feedback and support as well as the geographies that contribute to these distinct, visual voices.
Interloc is a multidisciplinary art space that provides access to contemporary artists through exhibitions, events, and publications, directed by Alexis Iammarino and Maeve O'Regan since 2017. Alex Ebstein is an artist and independent curator based in Baltimore, and Director of Exhibitions and Curator at Goucher College.