Room 83 Spring is pleased to present Border Realms featuring installations and assemblages by Lisa Olson, mixed-media sculpture by Amy Podmore, digital paintings by Wendy Seller.
These three artists work with images of the body and metaphor to capture and describe surreal situations and narratives.
Lisa Olson’ Child Keeper series navigates danger. Letterpress descriptions and reliquary objects of un-named and head-redacted orphans are arranged into a black, white and sepia installation. It is a spookily realistic fiction.
Amy Podmore prods at questions about immobility and implied gesture. She captures poignant moments of existence experienced in a complicated and ineffable manner. Shifting Between First and Fourth Position is a sculpture of delicate legs and crutches held together by a pastiche of sheet music. You can see the legs shifting with implied movement from ballet’s fourth position to first. Her Level Best is a large plaster human vessel. With bent legs, it seems about to pour.
Wendy Seller’s digital painting process is like puzzle building. One component is stitched to another to complete a greater whole. In Two Selves, the metaphorical, female figures she creates make little reference to time, place or ethnicity, but they look convincingly like pensive characters from familiar Renaissance paintings and Shakespeare plays.
Show dates: November 11 to December 23
Reception: Saturday, November 11, 4 – 6
Gallery Hours: Thursdays and Saturdays 1 – 4
And always by appointment.
Room 83 Spring is located at 83 Spring St. in Watertown. Find out mroe at www.room83spring.com