Reception: Thursday, May 16 | 4-5 p.m.
Admission is free and open to the public.
The work of Kristen Phipps draws from the domestic to create the uncanny. Color blocking flattens away photorealism. Semi-transparent blocks overlap as if kitchens blazed with inner blue and orange auras. In her processes materials are reused and repeated, along with depictions of utensils, spray bottles, eggs. Her mark-making and blocking call attention to edges, revealing the bizarre shapes and forms of daily objects. She selects what everyone uses and overlooks: the latch in a public bathroom, a frying pan, a window. The viewer begins to realize they’ve used these objects on a near-daily basis. They depend on them. Their safety hinges, sometimes literally, on the latch, the lock, the home alarm. And still these vital objects are invisible to all but the artist.