Exhibition dates: June 20 – August 2, 2009
Artists’ reception: Saturday, June 20, 5-8pm
Sunday, July 26 at 3pm: Artists Talk with Fawad Khan,
Gareth Long, Alison Owen, Mike Quinn and a member of the Secret School and the K.I.D.S., moderated by curator Jeanne Gerrity.
Alison Owen’s installations subtly highlight the peripheral elements of domestic space. Her wallpaper is composed of dirt and dust collected from the floor of Smack Mellon in the months preceding the exhibition, attached to double-sided adhesive cut into traditional patterns. Her wallpaper references ideas of women’s work and the detritus of everyday life, while her labor intensive process points to the unrecognized work of housewives and cleaning people around the country.