Cats and Rainbows
Oil and Cotton
September 22 through October 14, 2012
The instructors at Oil and Cotton have launched the first exhibition of their work, Cats and Rainbows, and I attended the opening reception this past Saturday night. Art was shown by four lovely ladies; Emily Riggert, Gabbe Grodin, Rebecca Carter and Jessica Sinks. Cats and Rainbows runs through October 14, 2012.
I was drawn to 2 pieces in particular. The first was an interactive piece by Emily Riggert called Recursive Loop (Will You follow Directions?). An overhead projector displayed instructions onto a board and party goers painted inside the lines provided. Emily of course kept moving the projection around the board so I’m curious what the final piece will look like.
The second is a painting by Jessica Sinks called Southern Hemisphere. It looked like a quilt with what I perceived as characters from a children’s book. When I asked Jessica about the idea behind the work she said the inspiration came from looking at the constellations while in Peru. The painting is not a literal night sky but was her interpretation of it as seen from the southern hemisphere.
Oil and Cotton is part art school, part studio and part art supply store. It’s inside a pretty yellow facade sitting kitty corner to 7th and Tyler street. Since there’s no huge sign outside you’re going to need to know what you’re looking for since the 7th street address is a little misleading. I wasn’t able to find individual websites for the 4 artists, so contact them through Oil and Cotton.
Closing Reception for Cats and Rainbows is from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2102.
If you missed the opening reception for Cats and Rainbows you have another opportunity to see the work at the closing reception. If the spread is similar to this past weekend you’re in for a treat. Greek olives, figs and dates supplemented the usual party platter and there was enough wine to float a battleship.