Following the opening of Vadis Turner’s Megaliths at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs’ Galleries of Contemporary Art, Turner presents a bold, monumental sculpture composed of bedsheets, pillow stuffing, charred wood, and resin in Geary’s Chicago exhibition. Cascading tubular braids come together and fall apart in this fiery new work made with the transitory nature of the hotel room in mind. Turner’s new framed collages on paper also are featured in the room.
Alongside Turner’s sculpture, Geary presents a selection of Kristine Woods’ sculptural works, including works from Woods’ Stanzas series: amorphous papier-mache objects perched on steel armatures. Woods’ enigmatic objects composed of felted wool, including Ground (proud trousers), and Duck Rabbit also are on view. Geary’s presentation at the Chicago Invitational runs concurrently with Kristine Woods’ first solo exhibition at the gallery, Sparkling or Still.
Together, Woods and Turner consider the nature of a domestic space with materiality, abstraction, and softness.