Saturday, September 29, 2007

Writing the Making

Writing the Making
Heather Willems

Last night was my first time in the neighborhood of Dumbo, which made me feel like I was in another city altogether, or in the movie, Delicatessen. My friend, Heather Willems, was showing work in the DAC: Art Under the Bridge festival. Heather and I share the history of living in small-town Ohio, Chicago, Minneapolis and New York. It has been interesting to watch her evolution as a conceptual artist, and she is currently exhibiting two gigantic scrolls of paper upon which she has obsessively written stream of conscious thoughts over the course of hours and days and weeks. The scrolls have a monumental presence installed within an old store front on Pearl Street that was once a carpet salesroom. The spare, weathered, concrete space lends itself uncannily to these scrolls which are attached to the ceiling and roll towards the street.

The DAC: Art Under the Bridge festival runs from September 28 - 30, and Heather's work can be found at the 20 Jay Building on Pearl St. Btw Plymouth and John St.

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