• JULY SPOTLIGHT •
Case 1 / Untitled (Sleepwalker) 2017, 29 elements: blown glass vessel, twelve (12) hand-embroidered found papers, folded paper sculpture, glazed ceramic tile, blown fuse, dried cactus flowers, dried lavender, handmade paper, found photographs and magazine clippings, two (2) schematic drawings, set of three (3) Xerox prints (edition 1/5); case is a Century Archival Storage box measuring 12.375 x 9.375 x 2 inches, closed $2,500
Case 2 / Untitled (Sweetheart) 2017, 18 elements: sixteen (16) hand-embroidered found papers, cards, and envelopes; 1981 Birds of the United States calendar sheet, torn cover of Power (vol. 1 no. 1); case is a Century Archival Storage box measuring 12.375 x 9.375 x 1 inches, closed, $1,500
Case 3 / Untitled (You Most Likely Can do it. Good luck) 2017, 27 elements: twenty-one (21) hand-embroidered found papers, octopus pin, raffle tickets, found magazine clippings;case is a Century Archival Storage box measuring 12.375 x 9.375 x 1 inches, closed, $2,000
Case 4 / Untitled (Tim Tebow, Taylor Swift is Calling.) 2017, 31 elements: twenty-eight (28) hand-embroidered found papers, found magazine clipping, graphite/ink drawing, set of three (3) Xerox prints (edition 2/5), $2,000
Case 5 / Untitled (I hate Andrew) 2017, 40 elements: thirty-seven (37) hand-embroidered found papers and envelope, printed paper fragments, Foster Grant prescription reading glasses; case is a Century Archival Storage box measuring 12.375 x 9.375 x 1 inches, closed, $2,000
Case 6 / Untitled (Love Stinky) 2017, 34 elements: thirty-four (34) hand-embroidered found papers; case is a Century Archival Storage box measuring 12.375 x 9.375 x 1 inches, closed, $2,500
Case 7 / Untitled (Looks Like horse or dog’s head) 2017, 35 elements: blown glass vessel, shed snake skin, imitation pearl, dried lavender, twelve (12) hand-embroidered found papers, folded paper sculpture, robin’s nest, gold twist tie ring, hand-embroidered handkerchief, found magazine clippings and envelopes, set of three Xerox prints (edition 3/5), four (4) schematic drawings, copper pipe, ribbon; case is a Century Archival Storage box measuring 12.375 x 9.375 x 2 inches, closed, $2,500
All embroidered works on paper are signed and each case is accompanied by a signed Certificate of Authenticity. Please contact gallery (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional specifications or images of any case.
“Hand-embroidery overwriting on found texts and images unites works within a group (and all groups together, like chapters)—the thread that doubles written marks recounts stories, slows process, and perforates meaning. Works by the same anonymous authors are grouped together for consistency in these sets. The cases function as archives of vague associations—one work pointing towards the next, caught in a moving web/stream. Sleepwalking. Fragments from past projects mingle with new elements designed specifically for these arrangements, opens new possible interpretations, guided. Objects, schematics, and working notes shape atmosphere. Recombinant automatism—inventing fluid sequences and conjuring personal, intimate organizations. Future, present, and past circle back on one another. Slowness disorients.”
The title of the exhibition, Self Awarness, comes from a fragment in Case 5 / Untitled (I hate Andrew).
Marc Dombrosky is based in Eau Claire, Michigan. His works have been exhibited in museums and galleries nationally including Portland Art Museum (solo) (Portland, OR); Craft Alliance (St. Louis, MO); Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma, WA); Cranbrook Art Museum (Bloomfield Hills, MI); Bellevue Arts Museum (Bellevue, WA); Museum of Northwest Art (La Conner, WA); Whatcom Museum (Bellingham, WA); Clark County Government Center (Las Vegas, NV); Gregg Museum of Art and Design (Raleigh, NC).
He is Chair of the Department of Visual + Performing Arts and Gallery Director at Southwestern Michigan College, in Dowagiac, MI.