This October, Interface is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Canada-based installation artist, Jenine Marsh. Marsh’s exhibition will be accompanied by a newly commissioned composition by Bay Area author, Claudia La Rocco.
Marsh’s sculptural work re-imagines corporeal experience as an embodiment not of a contained interior, but of surfaces of contact. Familiar objects and simple deformations feel out alternatively tactile modes of agency and exchange at the body’s periphery. Interface will present a new sculptural installation that expands on recent developments in her research.
La Rocco works with found language and collage. Mucking around with and in between genres, she often recycles and misuses her own writings, playing with juxtaposition and accident. She is interested in edges and textures: the materiality of words and grammar.
This exhibition marks the beginning of a series at Interface pairing its exhibitions with newly commissioned writings by Bay Area writers.
Please join us for an opening reception on Friday, October 26th from 6-9 pm where La Rocco will read her new writing and there will be a conversation with both artists.
Jenine Marsh is an artist based in Toronto, Canada. Recent exhibitions include Entangled Tales, Rupert (Vilnius), Orientering with Entrée (Bergen), Occupations of Uninhabited Space, Gianni Manhattan (Vienna), How deep is your love?, Cooper Cole (Toronto), feminine marvelous and tough, Lulu (Mexico City), TRUE LIES, Night Gallery (Los Angeles), GUTTERSNIPES, Vie d'ange (Montreal), In a world of weeds, all roses are wild, Beautiful (Chicago), A Change of Heart, Hannah Hoffman Gallery (Los Angeles), and The cut flower still blooms, 8-11 (Toronto). She has participated in residencies at AiR Bergen at USF Verftet (NO), Rupert (LT), the Banff Centre (CA), and Vermont Studio Center (USA). Her work is represented by Cooper Cole in Toronto.
Claudia La Rocco is the author of the selected writings The Best Most Useless Dress (Badlands Unlimited) and the novel petit cadeau (The Chocolate Factory Theater). animals & giraffes, her duo with musician/composer Phillip Greenlief and an ongoing roster of collaborators, has released two albums: July (with various musicians; Edgetone Records) and Landlocked Beach (with Wobbly; Creative Sources). Her poetry and prose have been published in 6X6 #34: I Like Softness (Ugly Duckling Presse), Imagined Theatres: Writing for a theoretical stage (Daniel Sack, ed; Routledge), On Value (Ralph Lemon, ed; Triple Canopy), et al. She has received grants and residencies from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation, and Headlands Center for the Arts, among others, and has bylines in numerous publications, including ARTFORUM, BOMB, and The New York Times, where she was a critic from 2005-2015.