Open Studio with Gail Grinnell, Samuel Wildman, and Eric John Olson
"We are a Crowd of Others" is a site specific installation composed of hundreds of yards of dyed and cut spun polyester by artist Gail Grinnell. Grinnell uses textiles as a conduit that can extend the life of an action. In the studio she performs actions that were adapted from movements her mother used while making clothing, with the belief that they somehow contain an identity beyond her own. At the center of her practice is a supposition: people and places are transmutable and can exist, or be contained in an action or a process. Her installation at MadArt Studio twists the idea of a space that is haunted into a haunting that defines a space. The public is invited to visit during the Open Studio hours and observe the process as it unfolds.