Axle Contemporary presents...
"Like a Drunken Midnight Choir plays with our imaginations and collective memories"
Opening: November 2 in the Railyard from 5 to 7 p.m. - Exhibition: November 2 - 25 - Visit www.axleart.com for daily location info.
There are things that go together. Trucks and roads. Roads and telephone poles. Telephone poles and wires. Wires and flocks of birds. Birds and song or birds and migration. These things play a part in the sensory landscape of our memories and the pieces of visual stimuli in our lives.
For a few years now these roadways, poles, lines and flocks have continued to show up in Lord's work as markers of place, humanity and movement. Like a Drunken Midnight Choir plays with our imaginations and collective memories. It references the aesthetics of drawing, creates a space for daydreaming and reaches into the community with an action that connects us. All over the world for the next six months, people will receive hand-drawn birds they can place, use or dispose of as they like, photograph that choice and upload it to a photo gallery here. A flock of hundreds of hand-drawn birds has begun to migrate.
Emilee Lord lives and works in Santa Fe. She received her BA from Bennington College in sculpture and dance in 2004 and her MFA in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2007. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center, Santa Fe Art Institute and will be going to Jentel Artist Residency in mid-November. Her experience runs the gamut from performance, installation and mixed media paintings to prints and drawings on silk and hand woven designs. She continues to explore the places in between movement, image, language, material, object and abstraction.
Click on this link to sign up for the virtual and participatory art piece, Like A Drunken Midnight Choir.