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IN MATERIAL featuring artists Brooke Holve, Susan Field & Elizabeth Sher
6671 Front Streeet (Hwy. 116)
Forestville, CA 95436
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March 4th, 2011 - April 10th, 2011
Opening: 
March 5th, 2011 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
"In Material" (exhibit announcement), Elizabeth Sher, Brooke Holve, Susan FieldElizabeth Sher, Brooke Holve, Susan Field,
"In Material" (exhibit announcement),
2011
Book Blinks #1, Brooke HolveBrooke Holve, Book Blinks #1,
2010, Mixed Media Construction, 8.67 x 20.33 x 3.67 inches
© Courtesy of the Artist
Book Blinks #1 - Angle View, Brooke HolveBrooke Holve, Book Blinks #1 - Angle View,
2010, Mixed Media Construction, 8.67 x 20.33 x 3.67 inches
© Courtesy of the Artist
Book Blinks #2, Brooke HolveBrooke Holve, Book Blinks #2,
2010, Mixed Media Construction, 8.67 x 19.5 x 2.75
© Courtesy of the Artist
Cover Cuts #1 - Angle View, Brooke HolveBrooke Holve, Cover Cuts #1 - Angle View,
2010, Mixed Media Construction, 8.67 x 10.25 x 2.75 inches
© Courtesy of the Artist
To Mnemosyne (diptych), Brooke HolveBrooke Holve, To Mnemosyne (diptych),
2010, Mixed Media Construction, 20 x 27.25 x 1 inches
© Courtesy of the Artist
Gourd Blinks #2, Brooke HolveBrooke Holve, Gourd Blinks #2,
2010, Mixed Media Construction, 8.75 x 19.5 x 2.75
© Courtesy of the Artist
1111, Brooke HolveBrooke Holve, 1111,
2010, Mixed Media Construction: book covers & algae print, 10 x 10 inches
© Courtesy of the Artist
2222, Brooke HolveBrooke Holve, 2222,
2010, Mixed Media Construction: book covers & algae print, 10 x 10 inches
© Courtesy of the Artist
Bars & Tone, Elizabeth SherElizabeth Sher, Bars & Tone,
2009, archival ink, acrylic paint, M/M on canvas & panel
© Courtesy of the Artist
Beaded Stone - detail, Susan FieldSusan Field, Beaded Stone - detail,
2008 - current, Stones, beads, thread, double-sided tape, variable
© Courtesy of the Artist
Bullet Stones, Susan FieldSusan Field, Bullet Stones,
2007, Stones, bullet casings, pebbles, fabric, remnants of M16 military pouches, fiberglass screening, thread, variable
© Courtesy of the Artist
Ball and Chain, Susan FieldSusan Field, Ball and Chain,
2009, Yarn & fabric, found objects, 19"H x 21"W x 20.5"D
© Courtesy of the Artist
Untitled, Susan FieldSusan Field, Untitled,
2010, zippers, toy railroad tracks, metal snaps, 35mm film strips, thread, variable
© Courtesy of the Artist
Untitled - detail, Susan FieldSusan Field, Untitled - detail,
2010, zippers, toy railroad tracks, metal snaps, 35mm film strips, thread, variable
© Courtesy of the Artist
Remnants, Susan FieldSusan Field, Remnants,
2010, Recycled fabric, rabbits' feet, waxed twine, thread, canvas backing, 6"H x 44"W x 73"D
© Courtesy of the Artist
Remnants - detail, Susan FieldSusan Field, Remnants - detail,
2010, Recycled fabric, rabbits' feet, waxed twine, thread, canvas backing, 6"H x 44"W x 73"D
© Courtesy of the Artist
Storm, Elizabeth SherElizabeth Sher, Storm,
2010, Archival ink on metal with tilting supports, 16 panels, each 8 x 12 inches
© Courtesy of the Artist
Storm, Elizabeth SherElizabeth Sher, Storm,
2010, Archival ink on metal with tilting supports, 16 panels, each 8 x 12 inches
© Courtesy of the Artist
Storm - detail, Elizabeth SherElizabeth Sher, Storm - detail,
2010, Archival ink on metal with tilting supports, 8 x 12 inches
© Courtesy of the Artist
Storm - detail, Elizabeth SherElizabeth Sher, Storm - detail,
2010, Archival ink on metal with tilting supports, 8 x 12 inches
© Courtesy of the Artist
Low Flow, Elizabeth SherElizabeth Sher, Low Flow,
2010, Archival ink on rag paper
© Courtesy of the Artist
The End of the World As We Know It (triptych), Elizabeth SherElizabeth Sher,
The End of the World As We Know It (triptych),
2010, Archival ink on metal
© Courtesy of the Artist
The End of the World As We Know It -Detail 3, Elizabeth SherElizabeth Sher,
The End of the World As We Know It -Detail 3,
2010, Archival ink on metal
© Courtesy of the Artist
Portrait of the Artist as a Sucker, Elizabeth SherElizabeth Sher,
Portrait of the Artist as a Sucker,
2010, Archival ink on metal, 3 panels, ea 11 x 14 inches
Sucker (Magenta) detail, Elizabeth SherElizabeth Sher, Sucker (Magenta) detail,
2010, Archival ink on metal, 11 x 14 inches
© Courtesy of the Artist
Sucker (Chartreuse) detail, Elizabeth SherElizabeth Sher, Sucker (Chartreuse) detail,
2010, Archival ink on metal, 11 x 14 inches
© Courtesy of the Artist
Opening, Opening, 2011
Opening, Opening, 2011
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In Material features the work of three artists who engage with their materials, but in different ways.

Susan Field links disparate textures, such as fabric with fur and beads with stones. Working by hand is an important part of her process, not only for aesthetic reasons, but because its slow labor allows her to reflect on the work over time.

Brooke Holve's work reflects her interest in the changing role of the book as digital delivery systems (Internet, e-books,etc) become the dominant mode of transmitting knowledge and information. She often combines book remnants with other materials such as organza silk and paper prints as she explores what happens through their interactions.

Elizabeth Sher mixes mediums and processes. Working back and forth between the digital and the hand, she makes her aesthetic decisions which are informed by today's new technological possibilities.

All three, at various times, worked as artists-in-residence at New Pacific Studio in Mt. Bruce, New Zealand. They met only after returning to California - Elizabeth and Brooke through an exhibition at the Berkeley Art Center; Brooke and Susan were introduced through a mutual friend. A spirit of synchronicity has informed their relationship in preparation for the exhibit.

"Last summer, we visited Liz's home by the Russian River and spontaneously decided to go down to the water to film,"  the artists recall. "Ducks were swimming through algae that floated on the surface of the water. We filmed, then culled sheets of it to dry." The algae was subsequently sewn, printed on, and made part of a video installation in the exhibit.

"We liked responding to the moment and trust that In Material reveals how our experience with materials both engages and individualizes us. Conversations between concrete and ethereal, reflection and opacity, soft and hard, all reflect our sense of space, touch, and feeling as artists. We invite viewers to join us in this conversation."

 


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