Frances Trombly: “A Point From Which To Start”
May 26th – July 24th, 2010
Casas Riegner Gallery proudly presents American artist Frances Trombly’s first solo exhibition in Colombia, A Point From Which to Start. The show is an investigation around the material in which some objects are made of and the attempt to replicate them exactly, to the point where they can serve the same functions as the real ones.
Her works have always been characterized for making reference to a certain material through very meticulous handicraft. In this opportunity her main interest is to reproduce these materials, turning mass-produced objects into unique artworks because of the qualities they acquire and the work they require. The artist’s pieces are the result of the merge of three disciplines: art, craft and design. The sculptures pay homage to works by other artists such as Kasimir Malevich, Brice Marden and Agnes Martin, at the same time that they question the roles that have been attributed to women such as weaving.
Frances Trombly has participated in several solo and group exhibitions in different cities in the United States. Her shows in Colombia include Papel (Paper) and Hecho a mano, el oficio en el arte (Hand-made, the trade in art), both group shows held at Casas Riegner Gallery.