Interior Interruptions presents new work by Marisa LaGuardia and Ellen Drew Phillips, exploring relationships between interiority and disruption through traditional and expanded modes of printmaking.
Printmaking as a material process frames concepts of the multiple, echo, and overlap. This exhibition establishes a conversation between the repetitious ritual of printing on a flat surface like paper, and replicating impressions across three dimensional space, using light, clay, metal, and other unexpected materials. To examine the alliterative qualities of printmaking and how different media disrupt space, prints on paper will be shown in conversation with sculpture, installation, video, and performative elements.
In their prints, LaGuardia and Phillips both draw inspiration from the many interiors they inhabit and create, including the corporeal interiors of the mind and body, and structural interiors they live in, including their homes, studios, and the cities of Baltimore and Houston.
LaGuardia investigates the transformation of a visual interruption from hindrance to guide. Her work manifests as fields, openings, partitions, portals, reflections, and illusions through installations including video projections, digital displays, sculpture and prints. An interior will be created within the gallery space in which imagery is constantly redefined depending on the perspective and time of viewing.
Phillips poetically builds prints, creating material narratives linked to dreams and lived experience that serve as landmarks or breadcrumbs. Hung in a variety of formats, the anchoring process of the work is paramount, allowing prints to become a sculptural objects, interacting with space and movement. Phillips’ monoprints will be featured alongside a series of printed clay pieces and videos that expand her exploration of surface.