Making Lightly: A Communal Residency

Residency from October 8 through October 20Closing Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 3-6 pm  

One of my Drawings in the Exhibition. This one was about my loss of hair after the four brain surgeries.
Do you see that little warrior behind me? The next image is a closeup of her:
This little piece of mine made a collaborator friend who made her a fabulously lush skirt for her bad ass warrior pose.
Speaking of Fun Collaborations my “Centaur with the Pearl Earrings and Michelangelo Arm” and “Love Rider” found so many collaborators that you won’t be able to see or recognize them, after all the collage and art that was manifested upon them <3 Here is the before document, I’ll have the after document scanned and uploaded for you soon.
To date our exhibition, this took place right around when Banksy shredded his work after it sold! This work was a contribution by one of our male members of our female collective. Male artists and allies who believe “women are people too = feminism” are the BEST!

Making Lightly I a communal residency

Residency from October 8 through October 20Closing Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 3-6 pm  

Atche Art Space : 3908 Wawona St. Los Angeles, CA 90065

As artists and participants in our consumer culture, we often become very attached to things that we own and make. Our creations and possessions are considered extensions of our identities and symbols of status and achievements. This residency challenges this cultural default, and emphasizes the impor- tance of a collective experience of creation over individual achievement. In rejecting the preciousness of art objects in favor of a non-attached and non-individual mutual communal creation, we re-examine the paradigm of art as commodity.

This communal residency created by Los Angeles artists: Arezoo Bharthania, Diane Williams, Nicole Stirbis and Sophia Allison, will take place over a period of two weeks at Atche, a 120 square foot artist space in a residential area. We invited artists to come and work together in various iterations over that time period. It is an exploration that values the joint experience of creation above the end result of an art object belonging to one artist. Materials and art work provided at the space are all fair game for each artist to add to, deconstruct, or re-create. Artists may create wall hanging art, installations or free- standing sculptures in and around the space and the surrounding outdoor areas with the understanding that anything can happen to ‘their’ pieces. There is a small contemplation space with a typewriter and paper for artists to write temporary art statements, manifesto, a joke. Statements may also be sympathy letters to themselves about the loss they may feel of the work they contributed to. The focus is the ex- perience of time spent in space as a non-material creation in and of itself, and the interaction between artists verbally, temporally, artistically and materially.

The residency will culminate in a closing event in which the community will be invited to take parts of the work for free.

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