Regular Things Happen: new work by Marina Eckler
The Machine Shop presents:
Regular Things Happen, featuring new work of Marina Eckler.
****RESCHEDULED* to October 2nd****
Exhibition opening: Friday, October 2nd, 6-9 pm (on display until April 24th, by appointment only)
About the Exhibition:
This exhibition features a selection of recent works that are both utilitarian and conversational. Less about art as singular objects, each piece in the show exists in close connection to the circumstances that form their setting. They include: text-based paintings on waxed canvas that double as natural fiber shower curtains; a collection of off-grid pinball machines; and a revival of Brion Gysin’s Dream Machine, designed in the 1950’s as a catalyst for drug-free hallucination. Each of these projects involve the use of old technologies to address some current dilemmas: how to kill time offline, how to avoid plastic, how to connect to the infinite, and how to connect to each other.
About the artist:
Marina Eckler is a painter and multidisciplinary artist based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in painting and printmaking from San Francisco State University and completed her MFA at Maine College of Art in 2013. She teaches printmaking, drawing, and two-dimensional design in the Visual and Performing Arts Department at University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Her work has been shown at The Harwood Museum in Taos, New Mexico, The New York Art Book Fair, The Lab in San Francisco, California, and was the subject of a two-person exhibition at UCCS’s Gallery of Contemporary Art in 2014. Her ongoing performative slideshow and interview project, Going Home , has been staged at Skylight Books in Los Angeles, CA, Unnameable Books in Brooklyn, NY, and as part of the 2017 ArtPop Festival in Colorado Springs. From 2013—2016, she founded and operated Mountain Fold Books, a non-profit bookstore and event space for the arts in Colorado Springs. In her most recent project, Fin: A Going Away Party , she orchestrated a farewell event to bid the earth, as we know it, goodbye due to climate change predictions and actualities. Her art deals with issues of time, power, gender, and other mysteries.