A Partial Inventory of Totally Useless Objects

Date: 03.09.2018 - 06.17.2018

Time: 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Location: Sharon Arts Center, 30 Grove St, Peterborough, NH

Opening Reception: Friday, March 9, 5-7pm
Exhibit runs: March 9 - June 17

Join us for this incredibly unique atrium exhibition at NHIA's Sharon Arts Center Gallery. Joan Grubin is a New York-based visual artist and writer whose work in paper is rooted in process, play, and the qualities intrinsic to paper of buoyancy and agility. She makes colorful objects and installations engaging an interaction between the physicality of paper and pigment, and the visible but immaterial ingredients of reflected color, cast shadows, and negative space. Formal rigor upended by a sense of whimsy characterizes her work. “A Partial Inventory of Totally Useless Objects” features a quirky, high-spirited, and intensely colored assortment of minimal and abstract 3D paper objects, or “gestures,” organized in a loose grid suggestive of an alphabet of shapes or a hypothetical collection of imaginary artifacts.

This exhibition is free, open to the public and handicap accessible. For more information contact exhibitions@nhia.edu

About the Artist

Joan Grubin is a New York-based visual artist and writer, whose dimensional work in paper deals with issues of perception and color. Grubin has shown her work in solo and group exhibitions in and around the New York area and beyond, in galleries, universities, non-profit spaces, and museums, including the New York Public Library, the Parrish Art Museum, the Weatherspoon Museum, the University of Maine, the Kentler International Drawing Space, and Garvey Simon Gallery in NYC. She was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship In 2008, and was a MacDowell Colony Fellow in 2012.