March 31 - May 9, 2004
Andrea Bird and Daniel Beirne will both be exhibiting their most current work. Bird’s creation will comprise an ongoing series of 5 inch square encaustic paintings and Beirne will engage in a site specific environmental sculpture both in and outside the Gallery walls.
Bird’s project, a work in progress, is a reflection on the nature of time—both literal and ephemeral. Establishing the winter and spring equinox as points of reference for departure and arrival, she has set herself the daily regimen of creating an artwork a day on a small, 5-inch square block of wood. Utilizing encaustic (pigment mixed with melted wax) she has painted and collaged various artifacts in her daily musings. These daily works are completed and never reworked as that day departs, then randomly assembled into larger formats that comprise 25 or more of these components. This ploy or discipline allows a daily response to the notion of time: time, the transcendental tyrant, the bringer of seasons, the marker of memories, a means of passage to the intuitive nature.
Beirne will be constructing a sculptural installation as a direct response to the gallery space and its environs, utilizing both indoor and outdoor space, a site specific work comprised of found material. He will scour the immediate area for a palette that best reflects his environmentally sensitive approach to the artmaking endeavor.