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The clothesline no. 18: Kristin Fleischmann X Hawthorne Headhunters

the clothesline presents:
installation by Kristin Fleischmann Brewer
performance by Hawthorne Headhunters*
DJ Agile One

$12 or $10 with RSVP

*Last HAWTHORNE HEADHUNTERS performance in STL for a minute

For the clothesline no.18, Kristin Fleischmann Brewer translates her unapologetically improvisational approach to abstract painting into a performative installation and neon works. The exhibition, titled, Some Things Precious, questions the permanence and value of painting through the deconstruction of a painting and by turning drawn marks into neon signs. Over the course of the one-night event, Fleischmann Brewer will tear fabric from a dimensional painting and sew scraps into new works, leaving the skeletal support structure as a ghostly representation of a billboard or framing for a new construction. 

Architecture, sign-making, and craft arts inspire the works and tie the formal aspects of painting to consumption, femininity, and language. Fleischmann Brewer’s process-based work favors emotional intelligence over logic, and remain conceptually and formally in multiple places at once, creating ambiguity for the viewer. The work succeeds when the viewer embodies this uncertainty, causing a range of reactions that delight, frustrate, or provide escape into the imagination.

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