Ridgefield CT.- The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum presents “Kate Eric: One Plus One Minus One” from June 26th through December 31st. There will be a reception on June 26th. This first museum exhibition of Kate Eric will present a small survey of early work, where the human figure was somewhat present, too the latest, which is quite devoid of human life.
Based in San Francisco and Italy, Kate Eric is a decade-old collaborative identity comprised of Kate Tedman and Eric Siemens. Kate originally hails from Oxford, England and Eric from Oregon. Currently their time is split between San Francisco and rural Italy. Through their joint work, the artists conflate both their backgrounds in science and philosophy to create other-worldly landscapes that transcend our human scale, depicting either minuscule molecular-like interactions or seemingly quite the opposite—the dynamics of the cosmos and the universe. The artists’ understanding of the world deems these two major forces—the micro-molecular and macro-cosmos—to have similar and parallel laws; they also consider that human interaction, often viewed as an infinitely complex psychological tangle, can be reduced to those same laws of vectors, forces, and masses. “We believe human conflict has much of the same visual signifiers as nature and the cosmos,” they explain. Since the two began creating art together in Barcelona in 2000, they have exhibited their work in London, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, and Dubai. Visit the artists’ website at … http://www.kateeric.com
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is one of the few non-collecting contemporary art museums in the United States. Founded on Ridgefield’s historic Main Street in 1964, the Museum enjoys the curatorial independence of an alternative space while maintaining the registrarial and art-handling standards of a national institution. Exhibitions feature work by emerging and mid-career artists, and education programs help adults and children to connect to today’s world through contemporary art. Today The Aldrich is comprised of the “Old Hundred” building that houses the Museum’s administrative offices, and a new white clapboard and granite Museum building that provides public and exhibition spaces. The Aldrich’s 25,000 square feet of new and redesigned space accommodates twelve galleries, including a screening room, sound gallery, project space, performance area, education center, museum store and sculpture garden. Visit the museum’s website at … http://www.aldrichart.org