SALLY CLEGG: BUNDLE
March 4 - 22, 2018
Opening Reception: Sunday, March 4, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
A solo exhibition of 2 and 3 dimensional work by Sally Clegg. Clegg is the most recent recipient of the prestigious Massachusetts Cultural Centers Artist Fellowship.
In Clegg’s artist statement, she tells us that Bundle refers to “of joy” and “of nerves:” it’s a word for a number of things tied or rolled up. It is also an out-of-date term for the courtship practice of sleeping with someone while fully clothed.
Clegg is curious about how individuals answer the realities of aloneness through versions of intimacy, connection, and comfort. The soft sculpture becomes a stand-in for a figure or parts of the body: a partner, a growth, a child, a toy. By photographing herself with this object, drawing it, etching it in copper, printing it, framing it, and hanging it on the wall, the process lends further ambiguity to the sculptural forms and credence to the scenarios. The resulting etchings loosely reference family photos or boudoir shots: the types of pictures that seek to document, demonstrate, and reinforce our relationships, both outwardly and to ourselves.
Clegg goes further to state: “My goal as an artist is to bear witness to private, protected, or otherwise invisible experiences or forces. My current work addresses the topics of physical sensations of the skin, separations of the somatic and the visceral, procreation, and femininity. By utilizing the technical and metaphorical potential of printmaking substrates and processes, particularly the manipulation of surface through etching techniques and the printing of multiples, I attempt to bind the form of my work to its content.”
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 1 PM to 6 PM & Sunday 2 PM to 5 PM.
University holiday schedule observed.