Meet Our Artists-in-Residence, Alexa Williams + Crystal Gregory!
In PHASES, artists Alexa Williams & Crystal Gregory will use Ground Floor Gallery as a performative platform for their new, collaborative project which leverages the architecture of the gallery to support a site-specific, floor-to-ceiling loom, dyed with turmeric. Powdered graphite and white sand will be used to cast the woven textile in concrete.
The final pieces will hang on the gallery walls, completing the arc of their residency together.
Phase 1: DRESSING THE LOOM: hundreds of cotton strands stretching from the gallery’s floor to ceiling
Phase 2: DYEING: onsite solar dyeing in turmeric baths
Phase 3: WEAVING: site specific spatial weaving
Phase 4: CASTING: imbedding the woven textile into a poured concrete picture plane
Thursday, August 25, 6-8pm: The Opening (the installation of the 8ft X 8ft loom)
September 11, 4-6pm: Closing Party: (The finished pieces hanging in a traditional gallery format)