Lovingly, Rose Peebles
Nov.13.2010 - Jan.17.2011
Brand Library Art Galleries,
In her essay "Efforts of Affection: A Memoir of Marianne Moore," Elizabeth Bishop recalls sending Moore a lengthy poem, the most ambitious poem she had up until then attempted. Moore (and Moore's aging mother) sat up late into the night, rewriting it. Their version of the poem arrived in the mail the next day. Bishop writes:
"The revised poem had been typed out on very thin paper and folded into a small square, sealed with a gold star sticker and signed on the outside "Lovingly, Rose Peebles." I had had an English teacher at Vassar whom I liked very much, named Miss Rose Peebles, and for some reason this name fascinated Marianne."
The exhibition Lovingly, Rose Peebles sparks from an interest in the relationships that form between artists in the close readings of one another's work. For this exhibition, ten artists, who all work with photography in some form, have been invited to edit the work of another. Through a process of studio visits, correspondences and conversations, each artist has been in dialogue with and helped select the work of another for this exhibition.
In all visual work, choices must be made regarding final form, and in Lovingly, Rose Peebles these decisions are opened up to possible transformations via another artist, challenging assumptions of singular authorial intent. This exhibition's content is generated by these conversations and collaborations between artists.
In conjunction with the exhibition, there is a 16 page broadsheet publication, designed by Jiminie Ha, which features the written correspondences between all the artists.
Valérie Jouve, Emilie Halpern, Ginny Cook, Ulrich Gebert, Susanne M. Winterling, Kim Schoen, Shana Lutker, Marie Jager, Farrah Karapetian, Virginie Litzler