About the event:
Questions: Call or Email Katelyn at 203-853-0600 ext 103 or [email protected]
FREE, No RSVP Required, LGBTQ and Friends of All Ages Welcome!
Triangle Community Center staff and community members are meeting at Franklin Street Works in Stamford to explore their new exhibit, meeting and talking to the artist-in-residence Anne Cousineau, enjoying the café, and meeting new people!
When we visit, Anne will present their work and process, ask our guests to put descriptive language to the abstract work on view, and, through simple exercises, and encourage you to reflect on/share their own creative practice and/or identity in relationship to their work as well as the larger group exhibition.
Franklin Street Works will also provide complimentary coffee and mini cookies! Franklin Street Works hopes to get permission from St. Andrew’s church across the street so visiting groups can park for free on those days.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Anne Cousineau is a Queer/Trans artist living and working in Los Angeles, CA and the Mojave Desert. Through material investigations, Anne entangles cultural notions of the synthetic and organic to consider somatic and ecological imaginaries. They received a BFA in Painting from The Rhode Island School of Design and are currently an MFA candidate at The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College. For more check out Anne’s artist website: http://afcousineau.com/
About the exhibit:
The paintings in “My Vicious Throbbing Heart: Animating Desire in Abstract Painting” operate in between coming into being and moving out of form. They are underscored by a sense of aliveness. This exhibition investigates the intersection of abstraction and animism as emphasized by certain formal qualities — goopy, sticky, ooey-gooey or otherwise materially luscious surfaces in combination with aspects of pattern and repetitions such as flutter, throbbing, palpitation, pulsating, orgiastic rhythms. An idea of “Frankenstein Painting” includes forms of abstraction that attempt to spark life and animate the canvas as its own entity. Anna Betbeze, Anne Cousineau, Leidy Churchman, Matt Morris, Carrie Moyer, Sigrid Sandstrom, Laurel Sparks, Latham Zearfross and Claire Arctander, and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung draw lineages that include Pattern and Decoration, craft, textiles, and the spill-and-pour aesthetics of Helen Frankenthaler and Lynda Benglis. Taking the forms of videos, a colored fabric installation, a rope and rock assemblage, charred and dyed fur, and alchemical experiments on canvas and the gallery floor, these artists luxuriate in materiality while challenging the medium specificity of painting. "My Vicious Throbbing Heart: Animating Desire in Abstract Painting was" curated by Risa Puleo.
ABOUT FRANKLIN STREET WORKS:
Franklin Street Works is a not-for-profit contemporary art space and cafe located in downtown Stamford. Franklin Street Works has worked with approximately 400 internationally exhibiting artists, curated 30 original exhibitions, and has organized more than 100 free, public programs. This work was acknowledged with two Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts grants and three Fairfield County's Community Foundation grants, among others. Franklin Street Works' exhibitions have also received positive reviews and features in major art publications such asartcritical.com, Artforum online, Art in America online,Art Papers, Art New England, Brooklyn Rail,Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, and Modern Painters.
41 Franklin St
Stamford, CT 06901
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