Galleri Urbane presents Abby Sherrill: "Moody Swatch" opening reception
Galleri Urbane will present the gallery’s second solo presentation by gallery artist Abby Sherrill. The recent body of work has been developed as a result of Sherrill’s daily maintenance of a digital textile printer. In the repetitive task, the artist uncovers a duality of technology’s potential, both as a task-oriented machine and subjective, process-based experience. Moody Swatch presents numerous artistic exercises by Sherrill that invite viewers to meditate on the mundanity of daily routines and work.
A wall-based installation of multiple objects serves as an anchor for the exhibition and provides direct insight into the playful, experimental nature of Sherrill’s approach. Utilizing multiple mediums, from works on paper to draping printed fabrics, the installation presents the cleaning swatch in various configurations.
Through these varied approaches, Sherrill is able to restructure the allegorical tiers of power within the technological system that she created. While the intended function of the printer and swatch is geared towards mechanical tasks, Sherrill upends these expectations and imbues them with a poetic sense of humanity.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through July 13.