Catherine Farish

Nov. 23, 2011 to Dec. 24, 2011

Catherine Farish presents a new series of artwork all mixed media on piano rolls. The encoding techniques for musical language become an expressive vocabulary and vehicle for her ongoing interest in sequences, codes, rhythm, and the repetition of motif. The actual piano roll, previously a technical and functional object, becomes poetically evocative. « Catherine Farish is constantly inquiring into different ways of looking. Whether she is combing scrapyards for metal parts and computer discards to use as printing objects, re-purposing player piano rolls as surfaces on which she can situate abstract marks, language fragments, or figures, or re-writing a romance on envelopes from the 1940s, she is perennially on the lookout for things that will allow her to complicate both surfaces and the manner in which they are perceived. Hers is a restless sort of gathering. » writes Robert Enright in an essay included in the monograph that will accompany this exhibition.

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