"I want to believe that everything rots for a reason / that the periodic table of elements / is a book of vegetarian recipes in various states of decay"
It's finally here! After a bit of delay I'm now able to announce that Rosemarie Dombrowski, now the first Poet Laureate for Phoenix, is launching her new collection The Philosophy of Unclean Things on April 1st at the Clarendon in Phoenix. Friends may remember that Rosemarie wrote a few poems inspired by my work during a collaboration between eye lounge and Four Chambers Press; those poems feature in this collection and she kindly selected my work for the cover. I'll be speaking briefly about this at the event, which promises to be a lovely evening on one of the finer rooftops our city has to offer. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1828062324127953/
by Tawny Kerr
July 15th – August 13th, 2016
Reception: Friday, July 15th from 6 – 10 pm
Open for First Friday, August 5th
eye lounge is pleased to present sub rosa, an exhibition of new work by Tawny Kerr, a member of the downtown Phoenix collective.
Sub rosa is a collection of Tawny Kerr's recent ephemeral sculpture and installation work investigating themes of memory and nostalgia. Her work represents a struggle between an inward desire to preserve and the destructive reality of passing time. Kerr uses materials ill-suited to archiving - flowers, candy, delicate thread and old, brittle paper; fragile materials which display evidence of wear and decay. In embracing impermanence, Kerr further emphasizes the fallibility of memory, questioning both the strength of memory through the passage of time and the reliability of the narrator.
Sub rosa is the first solo US exhibition of Tawny Kerr's work.
The exhibition will run from July 15th through August 13th, 2016. The artist will host an opening reception on Friday, July 15th from 6 – 10 pm, and will be in the gallery for First Friday on August 5th, 2016, during regular eye lounge hours, and by appointment.
eye lounge is located at 419 E Roosevelt Street in Phoenix. The gallery is open Fridays from 6 - 9 pm, Saturdays 1 - 5pm and Sundays 11am – 3pm and during MADE gift shop hours.
I'm very excited to announce that my work will be accompanying Rosemarie Dombrowski's stunning poetry on the cover of her forthcoming collection, The Philosophy of Unclean Things! Preorders are available now from Finishing Line Press.
I'm pleased to announce my first solo exhibition will be opening July 15th, 2016 at eye lounge in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Further details will be coming soon, so watch my website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.
eye lounge is a collective, artist-run, contemporary art space committed to fostering emerging and established visual artists in downtown Phoenix. The collective was founded in 2000 and first hosted group exhibitions at various locations in and around Phoenix and moved to its permanent location at 419 E. Roosevelt St. in December, 2001. The collective is a founding member of Roosevelt Row.
eye lounge has been featured in local and national press including Sunset Magazine, Art In America, ArtNews, Phoenix New Times, Shade Magazine, Java and others. Along with other neighboring galleries, eye lounge has been listed as part of the “Best Underground Art Scene” by The Arizona Republic.