Here are some process images of the piece I have in the EMULSION 2017 exhibition opening Friday, March 3 and closing March 16, 2017. I will be participating in an informal discussion on this piece on Thursday, March 9 sometime between 6:00 and 7:30pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/380502832306923/
The piece is a ladder holding 10 containers (re)constructed from shards of broken vessels, arranged on seven levels in three columns. Inspired by concepts found in the Jewish mystical tradition, the piece comes from the conviction that something fundamentally destructive has happened and a rebuilding must be undertaken. The shard vessels are strange and the original vessels—from which the shards came—are prosaic, kitschy, and often ugly. There is no pattern to follow to create the repair except for failed traditions and institutions, but still, something must be done. There is a pathetic absurdity to the objects and the enterprise; still, the stakes are high and humans must continue to be present and act in the world even when the presence of good is hidden.
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About the Artist
Leda Black lives in the Washington, DC area. Her primary medium is digital imagery printed by high resolution archival inkjet. Previously she concentrated on book arts (see Texts link in menu)—writing, printing, and binding limited edition artists books under the imprint Palabra Press. She also for many years produced an art by mail subscription called Physical Language Laboratory. Current Artist Statement (pdf 132kb) Current CV (pdf 286kb)
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About Black Lab
Much of the art work on this website can be seen at Black Lab, Studio #16 on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market, 716 Monroe St. NE, Washington, DC, steps from the Brookland/CUA Metro stop (Red Line). Black Lab is on Facebook.
I create and show my work in this space and am there during these hours:
Monday through Friday 12:00–4:00pm
Mondays and Thursdays open till 7:00pm
Closed most Sundays
Please check Black Lab's Facebook page for schedule changes.
There is a Farmers Market on the Arts Walk every Saturday during the summer. Every third Thursday of the month there is a general open studio for many of the artists on the Arts Walk from 6:00 to 8:00pm.