February 4–April 15, 2017
Reception: Saturday, February 4, 2–5pm
Alluding to the changes brought about by gentrification, renovation and development, Every Straight Line is the Arc of a Great Circle is a mixed media work that resembles a house under construction. The installation contains one small, fully finished room that must be entered and exited through a maze of wood studs. Layers of time—past, present and future are interwoven, creating subtle architectural anachronisms. The fresh wood of the unfinished maze alludes to a future yet to be built, while the complete room in the middle has the markings of a worn, lived-in space. Indentations in the carpet recall the presence of furniture and people. Fragments of drywall are artifacts of another time that have been ripped from their origins and misplaced here in the present, as ruins. The single photograph hanging in the room serves as a record of the past and provides clues to an ambiguous narrative about time, place and the traces people leave behind.
Kate Stone (b, 1988 Philadelphia, PA) is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist. She received a BA in Photography from Bard College in 2009 and an MFA from Parsons the New School for Design in 2013. Her work is a response to the way we relate to space and it challenges associations we have with familiar architectural structures. Her sculptures, drawings and photographs exist in an intersection of order and disorder, creation and destruction, two-dimensions and three. She was a recipient of the Tierney Fellowship in 2009 and has exhibited at The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, bitforms gallery, FiveMyles, Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space, among others.