The etherealness of Aisle’s current exhibition LUCK NOW SpillSpell — featuring installations by Debbie Brod and Diane Fishbein — is grounded in both artists’ adept inclusion of artifacts in their artworks.
Brod shapes castoff clothing in acerbic hues into letters in her “text message: DYE” wall construction, and a floor work of collected watercolors and narcissus bulbs reads conceptually as a pond. Fishbein has collected mementos like temple paper from China and a cannonball to be paired with her own ceramics and watercolors. The diptych “Looking for Life” is a triumph, as one grid of tender red watercolor splotches face the viewer while the other frame is turned away in grief.
While impulse and intuition flow liberally in the artists’ working methods, the exhibition is punctuated by examples of sharp analytical reasoning and sophisticated techniques, such as Brod’s intricate laser-cut silk piece, “yangtze lace mandala.”
The two artists will present a gallery talk at 2 p.m. Saturday that's free and open to the public. Exhibition continues through April 9, with gallery hours 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
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