RECONSTRUCTED: My Hands, Our History~
Coming off a busy month wrapping up the mural project at Highland Hospital, I am pleased to announce my newest endeavor. Curated by Sarah Johnson of Leisure Art at Porter Mills in Beverly, MA, “Reconstructed: My Hands, Our History” is a joint show with the talented Brian Thomas.
“Both Thomas and Rutherford offer the viewer an intimate journey into the past, while at the same time consider future ideas and generations through installations, delicately cut paper, softly lit viewing spaces, and an appreciation for re-purposing.” (Johnson)
Opening Thursday, January 3rd 5-9pm. Porter Mills is located at 95 Rantoul Street in Beverly, MA.
Here is the second batch of progress photos. This has been an incredible opportunity thus far and will hopefully wrap up in mid-December. More photos to come over the next few weeks! (All photos by Hannah Betts.)
PROGRESS SHOTS: 7 Flights of stairs (28 walls). In Collaboration with Lea Rizzo. All photos by Hannah Betts. Highland Hospital - Rochester, NY. Two months in - at least one more month to go.
Still sifting though the final photos from our installation “SPYGLASS”, but here are a few more beautiful process ones from Hannah Betts.
Here are a few moments captured by Hannah Betts while our installation continues. After spending most of the week in the studio, it was exciting to bring over the pieces on paper and start building them into their new environments.
Please note: our opening reception has been moved to Saturday, June 2nd, so stay on the lookout for more promotion coming soon! The show will be up for 2 weeks after with evening viewing hours so there will be lots of time to come see it.
Finally, we still have crows available as gifts for making a $40 dollar donation towards the exhibition costs. Thank you for all that have already sponsored us! We couldn’t do this without the beautiful support we feel from our community, both in Rochester and beyond! Here is the PAYPAL link or feel free to stop by THE YARDS collaborative art space Tues., Thurs. or Saturdays from 10am-2pm.
One of my favorite parts of living here is exploring your many abandoned places, filled with vestiges of worlds past. Hand written cards, lenses buried underneath the mossy ground, machine operating manuals, rusty levers… It is all treasure to me, caked in fifty or more years of dirt. The decay, the natural world inhabiting these once mighty man-made structures - it is the past and the future.
Dearest art viewers,
I am writing to announce a new art installation entitled “Spyglass” which will be held in May, 2012 (Location TBA). The intent of this exhibit is to create an impermanent space with multiple viewpoints and overlap of exterior and interior space. I am working with architect Brandon Colaprete on this project and am excited to explore our interactions of 2 and 3 dimensional spaces.
One of the difficult parts of working with impermanence is the question of funds. Nothing from this exhibit will be for sale: it is purely about the experience, a unique world built to be experienced for a short duration. That said, as a way for us to pay the expense of producing the installation we are asking for $40 donations. As a gift for this donation, you will receive a crow (as shown above) at the conclusion of the exhibit as a vestige of our deconstructed world.
Spyglass Crow Donation can be made through PAYPAL or by visiting me at THE YARDS collaborative art space in the Public Market (Tuesday/ Thursday or Saturday 10am-2pm).
- Thank you for your consideration and for the amazing support I have already felt within this project. I will continue to post to this blog as the project progresses, both in thought and photographs.
While I realize I have yet to post many pictures of Sweet Meat Co’s latest endeavor, Sweetsville, in all its transient glory (you can always check out www.sweetmeatco.com), I felt compelled to post at least one from our day of deconstruction. Its amazing to me that what took a month of tireless work to build, took less than a day to take apart. All the parts that were so treasured, the little details, now lay buried in a box and the “art” divided up amongst patrons and ourselves to be either reinstalled elsewhere, kept, or discarded. The pieces by themselves serve as a memory of the greater world in which they lived, but seem strangely out of place without their neighbors. More photos and reflections to be posted soon. As always, thank you to all who came and supported and to the amazing people who made this show a success.
And here is why I heart Rochester. Its been nice settling back in to the swing of my artistic life here. The photos above were documenting Sweet Meat Co’s quest for boxes/materials for our upcoming show at the Public Market (June 24, 2011).
After an amazing time at the Vermont Studio Center last month, I ended my journeys with a short stint in NYC. Here are a few shots from my show currently hanging at Cafe Pedlar in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. If you are in New York, stop by!