White Columns Online_Liberate SoilSeptember 9–October 21, 2017
Deborah A Garwood
These artists work within grids or re-route the shapes within it, either spatially or temporally; like the Waze app, “outsmarting traffic,” users warn of potholes and police presence. From documenting cityscapes and parks within there is movement, a strategizing of forms and its containment, called the frame.
  
  
  etc. counting windows from the buildings in Diana Artus' photographs. I imagine her traveling to cities, overlapping similarities.
Over a bowl of soup, Danyel stated:
Luxury apartment towers are already monuments to white supremacy…
and Paul insists on multiple tactics.
With Robin Cameron’s year-long project, she is working through a lunar calendar of techniques and will install the plates in a grid format. One month is dedicated to using electrical currents in a salted bath: time shows its portrait etched into steel plates, as ink is left deep in the recesses that hold it.
In Fawn Krieger’s Experiment in Resistance, she pours concrete and presses in her hand-built clay blocks into a boxed frame—as they solidify as one. Brick, building, city, globe—an organism.
My friend, Bab, thinks we should break concrete to liberate soil. When upset, she has said that humans don’t deserve to live on this earth, and she is ready for our extinction.
The love of drawing comes through in all Eric Legris’ work, from his paintings to needlepoints. On the train, he sews yarns of color, through warp and weft- like the subway lines on a map, chomping across avenues and streets.
Deborah A Garwood’s photograph of Evan’s Pond, NJ shows the immediate beauty that nature holds, but most crucially, it could be part of a diagram of any of the cycles of life, such as carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, etc.—where cooperation is necessary.
“Nature nurtures life through communities. This is a process that started with the first single-celled organisms. Life, from its beginning more than three billion years ago, took over the planet by networking, not combat.” — Fritjof Capra*
Essye Klempner is the Program and Exhibitions Manager of EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. She is an artist, co-founder of SEMINAR, and a member of artist collective, Underdonk.
This exhibition is the third in a series of online exhibitions; this exhibition was curated from White Columns' Artists Registry.
For more information: registry.whitecolumns.org