Flip Out is an exhibition of sketchbooks from local artists highlighting the honesty and vulnerability of the unfettered ideas that materialize in the pages of artists sketchbooks, curated by recent and current fellows Mariela Acuna and Brooke Frank.
The exhibition is curated from local artists found in the Girls' Club history of collection artists and programming professionals, as a tribute to those who have helped support, engage and carry out Girls' Club mission.
Featured artists include Jeanie Ambrosio, Amalia Caputo, Rosemarie Chiarlone, Jen Clay, Brooke Frank, AdrienneRose Gionta, Francie Bishop Good, Felice Grodin, Kandy Lopez, Jillian Mayer, Erica Mohan, Vickie Pierre, Kerry Phillips, Karen Rifas, Lisa Rockford, Sarah Michelle Rupert and others.
The freedom of expression that takes shape in the personal notes and stream of consciousness writings and drawings found in sketchbooks are integral to an artist’s practice. Sketchbooks speak to the future of their users and shed light on the infinite ways in which projects begin and manifest. By exhibiting sketchbooks, rather than finished work, we hope to encourage the consideration of artistic practice beyond its final products.
Finished work is the product of much more than the time and material spent producing it. It is preceded by a lifetime of thinking and drafting. More often than not, it’s difficult to communicate to an audience how much time creative work consumes before a project begins to take form.
As Girls’ Club nears its 10 year anniversary, we would like to look back on some of the artists and creatives who have played a role in Girls’ Club programming and mission. It is our intention to use this exhibition not only to reflect upon the people who have helped Girls’ Club to contribute to the creative community, but to look to its future through the lens of their work.
- Mariela Acuna and Brooke Frank