I have some new work up at the Following Threads show at Greenhill in Greensboro, NC with artists Leigh Suggs, Jason Watson, and Harriet Hoover. In the show I have works of paper, fabric, and thread from the Amusement, In Search of Lightness, and Industrial Fabric series. I have four new drawings and two sculptures that I am calling Work/Play, for their exploration of the relationship between structures of work and objects of play. Last year I was inspired by visiting the Zollverein coal mine in the Ruhr industrial region of Germany as well as the vintage German toy museums in Nuremberg and Munich. In the drawings I have used structures of work such as cranes and winding towers from mine shafts that are re-imagined as playful toys with addition of colorful flags and banners.
To hear more about this work come see my artist talk - Wed, Oct 29 5:30-7:00 (with Leigh Suggs).