LAUREN POOLE & BLAKE BALDASSARI: FARMERS MARKET
Turnip Green Creative Reuse / 407 Houston St. August 1 - 22nd
Lauren Poole, Blake Baldassari
Turnip Green Creative Reuse will be hosting a virtual Art Crawl & Live Artist Talk for the August Green Gallery opening on Saturday, August 1st at 6pm virtually via Facebook Live! The August Art Crawl will feature Lauren Poole (@ellepooleart) and Blake Baldassari (@blake_art615) and will be a fun and unique opportunity to celebrate community, experience art, and connect with others while supporting these wonderful creatives!
Our August show Farmers Market exhibits a variety of works spanning almost a decade that complement each other despite their varying ages, colors, and style. Though it's been a few years since Lauren Poole and Blake Baldassari have had a public showing, this body is representative of the current state of their practices. The idea of a "market" style show originates from the idea that the works represented here are complimentary and offer an array of different selections from their respective collections available in one place. Poole offers abstractions that are fresh, brightly colored, explorations of gestural abstraction. Baldassari's work tells stories using a visual vocabulary of familiar words and objects. With an intentional and careful use of media his works question material and meaning.