3 artists; "ing_process" reconsidered
if it is your nature
or in your nature
if in a material a tool
a moment for
"ing_process" reconsidered features the work of three artists, Brooke Holve, Bernadette Howard & Catherine
Richardson whose works draw attention to processes of making. Their emphasis is on formation as process rather
than immutable form. Each gravitate toward processes that mimic natural occurring phenomena, ie. freezing, rusting,
It is these acts of making that bring the three artists together__to reconsider process, considered in the past particularly
by the Dadaists and Arte Povera movements. (Art = Live).
archives of history to excavate for junctures of possibility, inspiration, beginnings
the unknown & untameable to circle
setting up for
to examine the how
while subjecting one’s nature to material and process over and over
considering other ways
& awaiting moments if one should arrive
when the material transforms
The poet William Carlos Williams wrote: To copy nature is a spineless activity;
it gives us a sense of our mere existence but hardly more than that. But to
imitate nature involves the verb: we then ourselves become nature, and so
invent an object which is the extension of the process.
This site features such works with links to Bernadette’s http://www.bernadettehoward.com and Catherine’s
https://www.catherinerichardsonart.com/collaboration/ pages. This site will be changing as the collaboration evolves.
Brooke’s physical and poetic approach to constructions and artist books is driven by her desire to materialize language
and experience in space. She explores the materials of papers, organza silk, rust, inks, paint, book remnants, and
language as she cuts, pastes, writes, scans, glues, sands, tears, prints, screens, rusts, layers, paints, sprays, burns, constructs.
Bernadette’s active and somatic approach to painting is driven by her desire to capture the experience and ethereal
qualities reflected in the waking moment from a dream. She explores the materials of ash, pigment, ink, and paint
medium as she sifts, adds, stirs, subtracts, separates, mixes, throws, pours, splatters, squeegees, sands, draws, paints.
Catherine’s approach is physical and intuitive as she circumnavigates space and materials within the rectangular walls
of her work space. She investigates papers, ink, marble dust, paint, salt as she freezes, thaws, scans, prints, paints,
mixes, tears, cuts, squeegees, hammers, nails, sands, glues, sprays, layers, draws.