November 9 - December 21, 2013
Over and Under
OPENING RECEPTION: November 9, 7-10pm
Reception in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach: December 5, 7-10pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
Extended gallery hours for Art Basel Miami Beach: December 2 - 7, 9am-5pm
Now celebrating 15 years of exhibiting experimental contemporary art, Locust Projects is pleased to present Over and Under, an exhibition by Miami-based artist Frances Trombly. A floor-to-ceiling scaffold in the Project Room is the framework for a handmade canvas which is rhythmically woven in and out, up and down, throughout the structure, visually echoing industrial fabric production. Variables within the fiber hint at its fabrication process: irregularity, asymmetry, glitches, pulls, and tears reveal the manual labor of weaving, standing in contrast to the industrial perfection of commercial cloth and emphasizing the artist’s intimacy with the material.
Trombly’s largest work to date, Over and Under poses a direct challenge to her studio practice, opening up a new relationship with the physicality of the loom by defying its confines. Expanding on Trombly’s interest in the contrast found in handmade objects that normally are mass-produced, Over and Under focuses on the cloth itself. The work contains a timeline of its own construction, a transcription of the gestures of working and constructing in space. Pushing the size of production transforms the interactions between body, object, and machine in space, and asks the viewer to consider these shifts as well.
ABOUT FRANCES TROMBLY
Frances Trombly was born in Miami, FL, where she lives and works. She received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and completed residencies at the Capri Palace in Anacapri, Italy in 2009 and the Vermont Studio Center in 2007. Past exhibitions of her work include: united states, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (2012) Not Paintings, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (2011); Come Together, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL (2011); Everything and Nothing, Goldie Paley Gallery, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia (2011); Paintings, Girls’ Club, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (2010); New Work Miami, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL (2010), A Point From Which to Start, Galeria Casas Riegner, Bogotá, Colombia (2010), and Caution, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York (2008). Her work has been featured in various publications including The New York Times, Art Papers, Sculpture Magazine, Surface Design Journal, and The Los Angeles Times. Trombly's work was purchased for Perez Art Museum Miami through the Young Collectors Council in 2013 and it is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Florida. In 2009, she received a South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual & Media Artists. The artist is represented by Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL.
ABOUT LOCUST PROJECTS
2013 marks the 15th anniversary of Locust Projects, a not for profit exhibition space dedicated to providing contemporary visual artists the freedom to experiment with new ideas without the pressures of gallery sales or limitations of conventional exhibition spaces. Local, national and international artists are encouraged to create sitespecific installations as an extension of their representative work. Locust Projects supports the local community through educational initiatives and programming that are free to the public.
Locust Projects’ exhibitions and programming are made possible with the support from: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Cowles Charitable Trust; Cultural Advancement Program; Florida Department of State; Foundation for Contemporary Arts; Galt & Skye Mikesell; Hannibal Cox Jr. Foundation; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor, and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners; Miami Sports and Exhibition Authority. Special thanks: &Evrim Oralkan; Galeria Casas Riegner, Bogota.