Artifact, a solo exhibition by Francesca Pastine, will be located in our Office Gallery. Pastine reconfigures the pages of the New York Times to evoke the passage of time. A concurrent exhibition, From Moment to Moment, with artworks by Theodora Varnay Jones, Marta Sanchez Vasquez, and Robin Richardson, will be held in our Main Gallery. Both exhibitions open May 13 and run through June 11, 2022.
Francesca Pastine uses printed media, received images, and everyday objects as a springboard to consider her inner life in relation to the world. For her Time Travel Series, she harvests images of watches, jewelry, and full-page fashion ads from the New York Times. She disassembles then reconfigures the 22 by 11 inch pages of the Times into their original format in order to retain the newspaper’s identity.
The finished works lean on a shelf, creating an interplay of light, shadow, and movement. The flow of time is revealed in the publication dates and the shifting values of the newspaper’s ink and paper stock.