Something Like Yesterday

at Contracommon Gallery in Bee Cave, Texas

Work by Aria Brownell and Sidney Westenskow

Info:

Paintings by Aria Brownell

Soft Sculpture by Sidney Westenskow

Gallery display by both artists

Featured paintings:

Walkthrough Video by Alex Coronel

4:30pm (Yonkers)

Untitled (Cat Couches, Dan)

12:30pm (Santa Barbara)

Self Portrait (Un-tweezed)

Ring-Necked

Zion

Dungeon

Master

7am

Sundance

Backflip

HELL YEAH!

Something Different: Dad

Embrace

Penis Envy

Lillinoah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictures from inside the gallery

Video of 'Grief Journal'

Sidney and I created this gallery space together over the course of a week, including furniture, bottles, cans, coffee mugs, used items, blankets, and more, alongside my paintings and her soft sculptures to fabricate a sense of familiarity to visitors. Many items within the gallery space can also be seen as rendered objects in some of my paintings, giving my work a literal connection to its surroundings. Sidney's fiber work communicates directly with my own work, and mine with hers, as they are intertwined in an ever-flowing conversation within the furnishings of the gallery. Sidney's soft sculptures act as residents of the "home" we created and my paintings are as those of the residents'. A living space within the gallery leads into a separate room standing in as the "bedroom," where visitors can find Sidney's "Learning Bed" and my "Grief Journal", with indication to pick up the journal and read the illustrated text while sitting on a comfortable chair that has the visitor staring directly at themselves in a mirror. Walking through the gallery one will find a mix of both of our work. Our organized chaos guides one's steps through the space to view work both from from afar and at a very close distance, seeking out easter eggs, small details, intricate stitchings, and connections between objects.

Gallery View

Gallery View

Soft sculptures by Sidney

View of my illustrated journal about grief, made especially for this show

Gallery View

(Bedroom)

"Learning Bed" by Sidney Westenskow

Gallery View

Detail of "Learning Bed" by Sidney

Gallery View

Detail view of my journal and nightstand

Gallery View

Detail view of my journal and nightstand

Gallery View

Gallery View

Gallery View at night

Gallery View

including merch table

Gallery View

Soft sculpture by Sidney

Gallery View

Gallery View at night

Soft Sculptures by Sidney

Gallery View at night

Soft Sculptures by Sidney

Gallery View at night

Soft Sculptures by Sidney

Three images of Soft sculptures by Sidney and surroundings created by us both