October @ ECOCA
Art Shape Mammoth’s Personal Structures
OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, October 13, 1 - 3 pm
Citywide Open Studios Private Studios Weekend - October 12 & 13
CLOSING: Sunday, November 10
What Surrounds by Art Shape Mammoth
What is environment? It is wild and cultivated, imaginary and concrete, volatile and protected. It is simply: what surrounds. What Surrounds is the assembled works of six female contemporary Art Shape Mammoth artists. Through painting, found-object sculpture, photography, and printmaking, they explore the multi-faceted concept of our Environment and the many ways we experience its influence on our lives.
Featured Artists: Rita Bard, Wendy Copp, Aimee Hertog, Maureen O’Leary, Fay Stanford, and Julie Ward. Curated by Heather Fortin Rubald.
Art Shape Mammoth is a 501(c)3 non-profit creative community that cultivates radical societal transformation by supporting and performing activities that promote social justice, education, and environmental sustainability.
Maxim Schmidt is a multidisciplinary artist, and the residing Gallery Coordinator here at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art. Schmidt states, “I think that the holiest objects we encounter are the ones we take most for granted; the things that we discard are simply being discredited in their power. My love of collecting has largely been forged from this belief, that all objects - simple and complex, functional or “useless” - hold their own personal histories, and that each of those stories mean something. How we define something as “worth” anything is ultimately arbitrary, anyway. What is lost is its own perfect accident, and accidents are perhaps the most driving force of all. I see accidents as essential, just as significant as the sensible, ordered reality we all tumble after.” Visit Schmidt’s studio space in the upstairs lounge this month to witness these “happy accidents” firsthand.
Come visit ECOCA for CWOS Private Studio Weekend!
October 12 & 13