Last Open Studios of 2021 for Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency on Dec. 11
From Staff Reports
The last open studio for the the Corsicana’s Artist and Writer Residency takes place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 11, located at 100 W. Third Avenue.
From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., visitors can engage the visual and written work by fall residents showcased at 100 West. Visit the recently installed exhibition Staged Presence at Anteroom across the street, and continue your holiday shopping at Storefront during downtown’s Mimosas at the Market.
100 West Second-Floor Studio
Kristen Cochran is an interdisciplinary artist fascinated by the material languages and technologies of other builders, makers and craftspeople. Her time in Corsicana has been spent developing a project titled AUTOBODY, which plays with the language of ‘bodywork’ as it relates to her past as a massage therapist and to the skilled labor of auto body repair. Cosmetic damage and ‘aspirational skins’, trauma and repair, immobility and longing are themes Cochran is exploring in this process driven, collaborative work—made possible by the generous folks at Chuck’s Autobody, located across the street from 100 West.
Harlem, New York
100 West Writing Studio
Zora Howard work as a playwright, performer, and director is rooted in the iterative processes of witnessing and telling. Her work centers around themes of diaspora, Black cultural traditions, and relational intimacy. Often with strong and incisingly insightful narrative voice, Zora commits to rendering lived truths not only legible, but tangible on the stage. Her play STEW was a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in drama. While in residence, Zora is working on a new play set in South Africa in an alternative history where the Cape Town water crisis never ended.
São Paulo, Brazil
100 West Third-Floor Studio
Alice Ricci’s practice reinterprets the tradition of landscape painting in light of our growing digital environment. Alice’s painted cityscapes of the future evolve from satellite images taken from Google Street View that are then further abstracted and layered with color fields and hand-drawn structures. Untethered from the material earth, structures float in mid-air released from the limits of linear perspective. Within her paintings, an ecosystem of natural and digital synthesis emerges.
In addition, from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Storefront, located at 203 N. Commerce Street, Zora Howard will read excerpts from recent work, followed by a brief Q & A. All resident books at the store are 25 percent off.
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