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460C Harrison Avenue C8A
Boston, MA 02118
Cicely Carew and Kate Holcomb Hale
Is It Wednesday Yet?
May 6 - 29, 2022
Friday May 6, 2022, 5:00-8:00 pm
Exploring the nature of collaboration, communication and connection, artists Cicely Carew and Kate Holcomb Hale come together in LaiSun Keane Gallery’s May exhibition, Is It Wednesday Yet?. The exhibition will include new collections of each artist’s individual works, as well as works the artists created together to activate the gallery space.
The Boston-based artists each make abstracted sculptures using unusual, found and common household materials, embracing color and exalting prosaic objects and materials into a discourse on ephemerality and the desire to make the invisible visible.
Holcomb Hale’s paper clay impressions of pieces of her home – door hinges, wainscotting – feel like snatches of a dream. Fueled by the drive to capture space, time and memory, her massive, lumbering slipcovers of her family dining table, collapsing upon itself, brings questions of the weight of domesticity and the labor involved in keeping things appearing upright. Precipitated by the responsibility to sell her family home following the death of her father, Holcomb Hale’s new work questions the lifespan of an object and reflects on the ways we place emotional and relational signifiers onto the invisible and overlooked.
Carew’s exuberant sculptures, using familiar materials and explosive color, push against the boundaries and bindings of social and inherited constructs. By asking what it means to un-bind and re-create, Carew’s instinctive artistic practice gives a sense of place to the unheard and unspoken. Carew’s new work is deeply personal, a reflexive and intuitive response to heartbreak, longing and the desire for home. Confronting the illusion of certainty and a never-ending craving for liberation, she creates in a process that involves the whole body, joyously and assertively taking up space.
Is It Wednesday Yet? will be on view May 6-29, 2022 at LaiSun Keane Gallery, 460C Harrison Ave C8A, Boston, MA 02118.