Pink Noise Projects is proud to offer our space as a creative incubator and studio to the following artists this summer:
JUNE – Sara Havekotte (She/Her/They)
Sara Havekotte is an artist and arts professional working in Philadelphia, PA. Sara is trained broadly as a textile artist and works predominantly in quilting and weaving. Her work explores the intersection of textile history in relation to women’s experiences. Sara uses fiber material to create mid-scale wall works that loosely record her own lived experiences and then link them to broader concepts like spirituality and mythology.
Sara received her Master of Fine Art from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art (2020) and her undergraduate degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art (2013). They have exhibited at spaces such as Room 482, Brooklyn, NY; Current Space Gallery, Baltimore MD; Atelier FAS Gallery, Philadelphia PA, and The Weaving Mill, Chicago IL. Before moving to Philadelphia for her master’s degree she was a participating member at Current Space Collective in Baltimore MD.
JULY – Francine K. Affourtit
I engage with Print as a conceptual framework. My artistic practice tests and teases methodologies of printmaking as a means for developing structures where chance and control can dance in a rhythmic duet. Harnessing the serendipity inherent in the print process and the unique mark-making of wood, I seek to make work that is in collaboration with my medium.
As my community of collaborators grow and flourish, I find that the frame (matrix) has been pulling further and further out, allowing for more complex and infinite iterations. For this residency, I will be building a site-specific wood installation (matrix) from discarded materials, such as old doors and windows. During the residency I will be carving and printing the installation in the Pink Noise Projects gallery. These works will act as a cathartic sense of release from the isolation of quarantine by drawing out, both literally and figuratively, the complex emotional soup of the last two years. Through a series of organized events at the gallery, the public will be invited to watch the process/performance unfold.
AUGUST – Elizabeth Shores