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?Her works are open-ended, yet tightly crafted. They are also poignant and ring of truth.?
?The colors and photos in the Sheridan Press became design elements to be folded and shaped. I embraced the impermanence and flexibility of the material. Its non-
preciousness made for experimentation that quickly developed into room-sized sculptures?Akin to the painting term ?pentimento,? there is a deconstruction of layers which declares itself in my work as experienced moments, clumped and aggregated to form a larger whole, which then is erased, built upon, torn down, and reconstructed.?
? Madelin Coit ?
For many years, New Mexico-based artist Madelin Coit has experimented wildly with unfamiliar materials. During the past three years, one of these materials has been the Sheridan Press, by which she was inspired during two residencies in Wyoming in 2015-2016. Interface / Interstice builds upon Coit?s continuing interest in the organic unfolding of the natural world.
In Interface / Interstice, Coit transforms the gallery using newspaper as a medium, manipulating it into organic shapes that swallow the walls they cover. This work builds on several of Coit?s previous series examining language, and her decision to utilize newsprint comes as a natural progression. Vibrant and immediate, the work evokes the repetition and replication of coral, the structure of bone, and the patterning of Stegosaurus spinal plates, while referencing the life cycle of pulp paper. In addition to these organic paper forms, Interface / Interstice features two of Coit?s neon works. Coit has a history of working with language and signage, with many of her works taking the form of poetic messages. The exhibition also features a piece constructed with the help of Sheridan College students, a massive central cube of stacked issues.
In Interface / Interstice, Coit reveals the unexpected and beautiful that can be found in the seemingly mundane. Commonplace materials form something substantial, given new life through the artist?s investment of time, patience, awareness, and responsiveness.
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