The Rafius Fane Gallery, 460C Harrison Ave., Suite #C24, Boston, is organizing an exhibition of Prospectus artist Ellen Driscoll’s recent fabric sculptures. It will be on view from May 5 through June 23, 2017.
According to the gallery, “Driscoll combines cloth that typically covers the body as clothing or blanket with larger abstractions of maps and diagrams, or a repeated photograph of a tangled thicket . The scale of the singular and intimate body is set against the much larger scale of cities, forests, wind currents and continents. In her drawings, exquisite plants and birds inhabit dystopian wildernesses–freshly minted worlds emerging from post-industrial landscapes. The artist removes the ink with water to reveal the silhouettes of both plants and birds. These ghost images within the drawings are palimpsests of what survives and adapts in spite of environmental adversity. In the sculptures, the single body is situated within a much larger sense of drift, migration, and realignment. In the drawings, the plants and birds are caught in webs of rapidly evolving ecological shift where what is indoors and what is outdoors are in visual flux. In both media, the artist shifts our perception and destabilizes our vantage point, creating openings for new perspectives to emerge.”
Driscoll’s Prospectus projects can be viewed here.