Otis Street Arts Project
Home Is Where One Starts From
Curated by Zofie Lang
October 22nd- November 19th, 2016
Maggie GourlayAP with walled interior (Deconstruct)
Arch Plan with walled interior (construct)
you are everywhere, everything
traces (open door)
Michele Montalbano Traces of diamond patterns
Of This Rather Than That
Of This and Not That
Of This and That
if i sleep i will stay
empty love story
anonymous magic II
Maggie Gourlay Unwired
This exhibition examines interior spaces, both literally and figuratively. Four artists explore the idea of home as a space of memory and identity, something that leaves a lasting impression even after they no longer inhabit it.
Maggie Gourlay investigates ideas of home and domesticity through installation and screen prints, using construction materials and blueprints along with household materials. The screen prints in particular recall a childhood home, using sewing thread to create meticulous architectural plans.
Khánh H. Lê’s mixed medium pieces combine family photos with scrapbooking embellishments, creating abstracted, flatted-out spaces. As a Vietnamese-born American, home is an ambiguous concept, and these family mementos are clues in a search of his own identity.
Michele Montalbano’s oil paintings start with a viewpoint of a familiar room, which is gradually erased and painted over, leaving only ghostly traces of the original.
Lisa Noble’s symbolic paintings and drawings of room scenes represent self-portraits, little narratives that give a glimpse into her personal world, imbued with memories.
Opening Reception: Saturday October 22nd 5-8