WHEN DOG TURNS TO WOLF
On view: June 8 – July 17, 2010
Opening Reception: June 10, 6-8pm
“Entre chien et loup” is a thirteenth century French colloquialism dating from antiquity that describes the half-light of dusk or dawn when the naked eye cannot distinguish a dog from a wolf. These are bewitching hours when shapes are indiscernible, shadows shift and take on forms of their own – the eye questions what it sees.
David Krut Projects is delighted to present “When Dog Turns to Wolf”, a group exhibition of four women sculptors – Jess Perlitz, Beverly Semmes, Jude Tallichet and Marie Watt – whose work investigates the space between reality and illusion, exploring the tension between the clearly delineated, and the indistinguishable.
Beverly Semmes’ green dress with a hole in the center and Marie Watt’s brass blanket tower challenge the functionality of forms associated with domesticity, while alluding to an awe-inspiring and, at times, threatening wilderness. Jude Tallichet’s cast clothing and books scattered across the floor become clues to events unknown, and Jess Perlitz’s utilitarian, hand-cranked disco ball circles light across the room with unusual speed and rhythm, operating – as all of these works do – in a slippery and elusive space.
Jess Perlitz is currently an Emerging Artists Fellow at Socrates Sculpture Park and is a Joan Mitchell Foundation 2009 MFA Grant Recipient. She has shown at Crane Arts in Philadelphia, Overkill Kultur in Berlin, UBS Gallery in New York, and is currently on view at Cue Art Foundation, New York.
Beverly Semmes has had solo exhibitions at numerous museums and galleries around the world, including The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; Neuberger Museum of Art, New York; P.S.1 Museum, New York; The Sculpture Center, New York; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia and Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Denmark.
Jude Tallichet has had solo exhibitions at Socrates Sculpture Park, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum in California, The Burnet Gallery, Minneapolis, Denison University Art Gallery, Ohio and is represented by Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York.
Marie Watt has had solo exhibitions in museums and galleries around the country, including Seattle Art Museum, Washington; Northwest Museum, Washington; Missoula Museum of Art, Montana; Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, New York; Wright Museum of Art, Wisconsin; Boise Art Museum, Idaho and is represented by PDX Gallery, Portland.