Ground Floor Contemporary is pleased to present Fragmented Recall, an exhibition featuring new work by Sara Garden Armstrong and Barbara Hirschowitz. Both artists are working with recollected imagery using chance, change and encounter. Join us for the Opening Reception on Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 5 – 7:30 pm.
The gallery is open on Sundays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and will include the following events:
JUNE 10 2:00 pm
Artist talks facilitated by Cumbee Tyndal
JUNE 17 2:00 pm
Discussion: How can we continue to promote the visual arts in Birmingham?
JUNE 24 2:00 pm
Panel: Carey Fountain, Jon Osborne, Mary Grace Wolnski: Expanding your opportunities as an artist.
Sara Garden Armstrong is a visual artist who works in a myriad of directions and scales, from atrium sculpture to small artist books. This body of work involves the mirroring of changing organic processes. The concerns of the work are fundamental: control / loss of control, fluidity / presence, and change / exploration. All rely on the properties of materials as they explore shifts of meaning. The work uses transparency, mapping, and layering. With the drawings and paintings, this calligraphy forms a language, layering the past and the present.
Barbara Hirschowitz is a painter using canvas and paper to visualize her work from a history of living moments. With confident, colorful layers she describes hybrid spaces- an unknown place rendered in a familiar manner, often promting the viewer to question if they might recognize it from their own past. Though the element of space has always been present in her work, the current body evokes simplicity and directness. She describes this work as being one of ambiguity in which a physical encounter is left.
Ground Floor Contemporary is a cooperative art gallery committed to promoting and expanding the visual arts scene in the greater Birmingham area. The gallery space is open to the public from 1pm to 4pm on Sundays and by appointment. It is located at 111 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd S, Birmingham, AL 35233.