Long Beach, CA – From June 8 – June 28, Flux Art Space will feature One Step Removed, an installation of new work by artist Alice Marie Perreault whose multi-media artwork is generated from ritual and accumulation. She sources materials from her drawing and painting past, combined with current medical supplies, adaptive equipment, natural forms, toys and objects of domesticity. Her process is an intimate response to culture, caretaking and physical sustainability. A reception for the artist is Saturday June 8 from 3-5 and all are welcome.
One Step Removed is Perreault’s newest mixed media work and we are thrilled to have it installed at flux art space in June. One Step Removed considers perceptions of placement, interference, protection and community. The installation involves multi-patterned bandanas Perreault uses for the tracheostomy and oral care of her severely disabled son. This is the first time, materials moving from the intimate and domestic environment of her home to the art studio will cycle back to their original function. And the connecting door from the back of her home to her art studio, where these items have been passed, has been removed to be re-placed at flux art space in an unexpected way. This strips the objects of their previous purposes. Like the dipped and manipulated syringes in her previous installation, they too remain identifiable, but in their new configuration- a step removed- among a playful collection of tightly rendered surprises, another conversation emerges.
Flux Art Space connects emerging and mid-career artists with each other and with members of the vibrant community of Long Beach—and southern California—through exhibitions, workshops, and gatherings. We encourage cross-cultural and cross-generational dialogue and celebrate creative expression as an integral part of life.
Flux Art Space is managed by Director and artist Betsy Lohrer-Hall and is located at 410 Termino Avenue, Long Beach, California 90814. Flux Landline 562 588 9153. Betsy’s mobile # 562-930-9229