Ellen Lesperance’s vision looks at activist film archives of Direct Sction campaigns, where women involved are seen wearing sweaters that could reflect their ideological intentions. Lesperance then recreates the knitting patterns of each sweater in a series of gouache paintings, and through the process, memorializes the glory of effective resistance of the original event.
I met Jesse Small a year ago while at a dinner party in Kansas City. His ceramic work is rich with complexity and detail and makes one really consider the space that is shared between the viewer and the object.
I first heard about Drift Art Project from my friend Aaron Williams, who is one of the video artists featured this year. Drift Art Project is an annual group exhibition that was formed to highlight under-represented talented artists who emphasize how critical the role of experimentation and process is.
Upon viewing Patrick Duegaw’s paintings one feels as though they have been hit in the gut with how fresh and reactive his work is. His art is steeped in the past, with reflective moments of traditional painterly process of color, light and form mixed with basic rules of dramatic construction.