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Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Announces Kate Eric: One Plus One Minus One

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum will present Kate Eric: One Plus One Minus One, open June 26 to December 31, 2011. Reception: June 26, 2011.

Kate Eric Inevitable Triumph of Sin, 2005 Acrylic and oil on canvas.

Based in San Francisco and Italy, Kate Eric is a decade-old collaborative identity comprised of Kate Tedman and Eric Siemens. Through their joint work, the artists conflate both their backgrounds in science and philosophy to create other-worldly landscapes that transcend our human scale, depicting either minuscule molecular-like interactions or seemingly quite the opposite—the dynamics of the cosmos and the universe. The artists’ understanding of the world deems these two major forces—the micro-molecular and macro-cosmos—to have similar and parallel laws; they also consider that human interaction, often viewed as an infinitely complex psychological tangle, can be reduced to those same laws of vectors, forces, and masses. “We believe human conflict has much of the same visual signifiers as nature and the cosmos,” they explain. This first museum exhibition of Kate Eric will present a small survey of early work, where the human figure was somewhat present, too the latest, which is quite devoid of human life.

Curator: Mónica Ramírez-Montagut

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The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is one of the few non-collecting contemporary art museums in the United States. Founded on Ridgefield’s historic Main Street in 1964, the Museum enjoys the curatorial independence of an alternative space while maintaining the registrarial and art-handling standards of a national institution. Exhibitions feature work by emerging and mid-career artists, and education programs help adults and children to connect to today’s world through contemporary art. Today The Aldrich is comprised of the “Old Hundred” building that houses the Museum’s administrative offices, and a new white clapboard and granite Museum building that provides public and exhibition spaces. The Aldrich’s 25,000 square feet of new and redesigned space accommodates twelve galleries, including a screening room, sound gallery, project space, performance area, education center, museum store and sculpture garden.

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877
Tel 203.438.4519
Fax 203.438.0198

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