Long Story Short
August 7 – September 5, 2015
PRESS IMAGES BELOW
What makes a story persist, not just in length of time or number of pages, but in memory and impact? In the exhibition Long Story Short, the diverse narratives of five Creative Growth artists are woven together to tell a multi-faceted story, one that clearly needs no beginning or end to be considered whole.
With work by Rosena Finister, Zina Hall, Ying Ge Zhou, Alexandria Bell, and D’Lisa Fort, this exhibition explores the distinct voices of five female artists whose content is rooted in storytelling, serial dialogue, imagined mythologies, and autobiographical narrative. Through illustrative drawing, painting, and embroidery, these artists show that art can be just as expository in its aesthetic expression as a written or spoken tale alone.
POINT-OF-VIEW | Laura Jo Pierce: Upstairs in our Viewing Room gallery, Laura Jo Pierce uses the walls as her canvas to create an ongoing sketch of her day-to-day thoughts that will grow each week. Part poem, part painting, this evolving artwork will become a visual log of Laura Jo’s stream of consciousness.
PLUS COME AND INTERACT WITH TOGETHER WEAVING!
Together Weaving is a collaboration between Fort Makers’ Naomi Clark and Nana Spears, and Creative Growth. Together the artists made three, large-scale weavings using strips of repurposed fabric and orange construction fencing. Guests are invited to interact with these large scale weavings, put them on and take pictures of spontaneous actions that are activated by the weavings.
Exhibition Opening & Party
FIRST FRIDAY, August 7
Members’ Preview: 11AM – 2PM
MAIN EVENT: 5PM – 9PM
LIVE MUSIC By Sandra Poindexter, Kenny Hawkins, & Mark Heshima Williams
BAR & SNACKS
Alexandria Bell, Untitled , 2015, 15×22.5 inches
Rosena Finister, Untitled, 2015, 30×22.5 inches
Zina Hall, Untitled, 2015, 17.5×23.5 inches