Cheryl Pope: Matter of Fact
Sept. 2, 2011 - Oct. 1, 2011
Opening reception Sept. 2, 2011, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Dorsch Gallery is pleased to present Cheryl Pope's first solo show, Matter of Fact.
With roots in feminist, surreal and conceptual art, this powerful exhibition of new video and sculpture pierces current facades of progressiveness in our society, exposing the rawness beneath.
The centerpiece of Matter of Fact is a video projection called Stacks in which a shift-clad figure piles an impossible number of white plates, cups and bowls atop a small table. Her head is always out of view, and the clatter of her activity heightens the tension of watching this precarious pile grow. Inevitably, the table collapses under its weight in an explosion of sound and porcelain shards. Other sculptures, video and installations in the exhibition share this video's mood, channeling the unrest in our culture at large. Domesticity is broken; materialism, and the style of domesticity dependant on it, is at the root of the housing market crash in 2008. The plates, the material of this debris, evoke heaps of bones, long neglected.
Pope was also a part of Bubble Raft.
Matter of Fact, 2011, Installation shot
Shove (detail), 2011
Balancing Stacks, Performance on September 1, 2011