mild climate / 507C Hagan St. July 2, 2016 - July 30, 2016
Hamlett Dobbins & Tad Lauritzen-Wright
Triple Stilt: Three different bodies of work that reflect priorities of figuration; the use of the artist’s hand; and tension within a fluctuating environment, be it spatial, pictorial, or physical. Allison Wade’s sculptures, combining woven textiles and ceramics, tenuously uphold themselves with their own systems of foundation and structure, evoking a sense of precariousness and wavering build. Trisha Holt’s life-size cut-out figures are filmed within and against landscapes, resisting a clear comprehension of space and bringing about an awkward figuration as artificiality and actuality meet. As the Mellow Mountain Coalition, Hamlett Dobbins and Tad Lauritzen-Wright produce improvised, psychically-charged portraits in which each artist playfully builds upward and outward through a responsive dialogue of mark-making and collage.