ASTRI SNODGRASS: A PEARL, A FOSSIL, OR A SCAR
Channel To Channel / 507A Hagan St. March 3, 2018 - April 21, 2018
Astri Snodgrass will bring her paper-rubbing drawings to Channel To Channel during the months of March and April in A Pearl, A Fossil, or a Scar.
These graphite rubbings fold over and over to create a multiplied translation of the landscape.
Snodgrass explains, “Like traditional “women’s work,” rubbing is an anonymous labor, a manual process hidden in plain sight. It is an author-less gesture. The surface asserts itself more than the hand of the artist. This kind of illusionism is independent of draughtsmanship. The image-making begins with the paper and the hand, not with a mark. Although a fold is indeed a mark: a structure, a pleat, a hem, a doubling.
In Spanish, doblar means both to fold and to double. It is this idea of multiplication that fascinates me. This body of work deals with the relationship between materiality and image – the latter is formed by the former. Yet the image itself so often multiplies outward, divorced from its material cause, in our screen-dominated world.”