Trrrip Opening Reception at GRIN Gallery


Event Details

trippGRIN is pleased to present tttrip., a group exhibition of installation and sculpture by artists Claudia O’Steen, Garret Gould, and Sophia Sobers.

A trip is a form of disconnection and an experience of time. Whether referring to the tripping of a circuit or a ride in an airplane, a trip brings about a drastic change to the subject and it’s surroundings. The work in tttrip. explores the various aspects of the word through visual, physical, conceptual experiences.

Garret Gould provides a subtle playfulness in the journey of the viewer. With a propensity for humor and the anatomy of “the joke”, Gould’s sculptures suggest a hesitation before comprehension, which ultimately creates an interpretive interaction.

Claudia O’Steen’s work exhibits both analog and digital forms of communication alongside their inability to compose the intended outcome. Through the position of altered and handmade objects, O’Steen places the utmost importance on the hand of the artist as well as the potential relationship it creates with the viewer. Elements such as extension cords wrapped and painted provide an alternate route for the viewers’ experience with the work – often leading them to a new conclusion or a destination.

Sophia Sobers’ installations in tttrip. reference the displacement of objects and the presence they hold in their surrogate environments. Sobers’ works are representations and documentations of her meditative practice – attempting to achieve a more intimate connection with nature and her environment. Sobers aims for a better understanding of the ephemerality of the natural world parallel to her place within it.

August 21st – September 13th

Opening Reception:
Thursday, August 21st, 5pm – 9pm
Gallery Night Providence

Author: Tim Blankenship

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