COOP Gallery / 507 Hagan St. July 1, 2023 - July 22, 2023

Shelby Rodeffer

COOP Gallery is pleased to present Entropy’s Stitch, an art installation by Shelby Rodeffer. Entropy's Stitch weaves together the enigmatic world of Masonic regalia, the unpredictable force of entropy in late-stage capitalism, and the whimsical charm of southern idioms. Through hand-sewn and painted banners inspired by Masonic regalia, each piece becomes a canvas for a captivating exploration of hope, entropic chaos, and southern culture.

In this exhibition, Rodeffer transcends her previous focus on social critique and embarks on a new entropic direction. Messages hand-painted onto silk and satin banners combine nihilistic thoughts with southern idioms, creating a peculiar fusion of introspection and humor. As you venture through the exhibition, you will encounter a tapestry of calls-to-action interlaced with absurdity. The messages, simultaneously silly and thought-provoking, invite contemplation on the futility of life's grand tapestry. Entropy's Stitch is an invitation to embrace the disordered nature of our world, to find solace in the nonsensical, and to explore the intersection of nihilism and silliness.