The two artists exhibited at SlaM, though working with different media, gracefully complement one another. Melissa Fisher’s installations, from her series called ‘Reality Checks,’ are the results of a process of documentation. She reinvents sculptures and installations from her studio– mostly made up of found objects that retain personal significance – by altering, rotating and repeating their image in order to explore the original material’s ‘alternate realities’ in different contexts. The results are a series of poignant and multi-faceted installations that reflect the artist’s personal meditation on the transiency of relationships: “not exclusively the ones we construct with other people, but also with ourselves, objects and the world around us.”
The current exhibition by Fisher and Aversa is the first of the summer residency hosted by SlaM Gallery. The ‘Auberge Sur la Montagne’ residency includes 9 international artists and is curated by recent SlaM-Collective recruit, Drew Simpson.
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Blog entry by Alison Hugill, photos by Anna Russ; Wednesday, May 9, 2012.