Back to All Events

Closing Reception: Memory Cave

January 12- February 16, 2019
Closing Reception: February 16, 7-10pm
Gallery Hours: By Appt and Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm

The Growlery presents a two person exhibition featuring the work of Grace Rosario Perkins and Eli Thorne. Perkins and Thorne’s paintings are connected through the use of mining emotionally charged internal spaces or “memory caves” to create dense textured paintings that reference symbols, personal writing, autobiographical and fabricated narratives, landscape, cultural dissonance, and living ideas.

Both artists work strictly from intuition—where Thorne’s paintings investigate spaces as lost and imagined worlds drawing from emblems of contemporary trans life bringing forth sentiment, power, energy, and at times, fantasy. Perkins uses a constant method of addition and redaction in which she paints phrases, images, and ideas culled from conversations, journals, books, and memory resulting in surfaces that are dense representations of what she calls “someone picking up
pieces in a new body and sometimes never understanding them.”

Together the artists will display work in conversation, showcasing large scale and small scale paintings along with plants, objects, photographs, and sculpture in a collaborative installation.