Interdisciplinary. Community. Advocacy. Humor.
Tina Beifuss, and Melissa Vogley Woods, are interested in the daily object and place. These artists manufacture unfamiliar spaces made of the fodder of the common and everyday. Vogley Woods manipulates the form of a house, while Beifuss alters the meaning and purpose of the object, they manipulate and undermine notions of nostalgia, propose, and expectation.
Beifuss creates works, which oscillate between formality and narrative often resulting in a creation of a disturbing presence of objects. Objects that at the same time can seem familiar and comforting, in the hands of Beifuss, can become foreign and alienating. The aspect of contrasting forces is an important element in the work of Beifuss. The tension this contrast create or offers is a conflict with no resolution. She also deals with the phenomenon of gravity and flexibility in which she abolishes and alters materials to stress the quality of sculpture and cut a moment into time’s continuum.
Melissa Vogley Woods alters a single moment in the life of a house, focusing on foreclosed homes of the inner city of Columbus, Ohio; she dissects and toys with its reality, and purpose. Destabilizing the comfort and security oft his structure, she recontextualizes the houses as anthropomorphic character, bending their reality by manipulating the past present and future of the structures. Vogley Woods using visual interventions inscribed and stitched onto a snapshot of their present condition, commenting of the infallibility and fiction of stability.
In the works of Tina Beifuss and Melissa Vogley Woods, the common house and object are opened up, reveling a shift in content, and function, exposing unexpected beauty tension and narrative.
Melissa Vogley Woods has decided to hide the list of guests.