Director’s Tour of Franklin Street Works

Sunday, August 19, 2018, 4 pm to 5:30 pm

41 Franklin Street, Stamford, CT
Open to Members

Aldrich members are invited for a director’s tour and wine reception of Stamford’s award-winning, not-for-profit contemporary art space, Franklin Street Works.

Creative Director, Terri C Smith, will walk us through Franklin Street Works’ current exhibition, My Vicious Throbbing Heart: Animating Desire in Abstract Painting, which features internationally exhibiting artists: Claire Arctander & Latham Zearfoss, Anna Betbeze, Leidy Churchman, Anne Cousineau, Keltie Ferris, Matt Morris, Carrie Moyer, Lisi Raskin, Sigrid Sandstrӧm, Laurel Sparks, and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung.

My Vicious Throbbing Heart is curated by Risa Puleo and investigates the intersection of abstraction and animism as emphasized by certain formal qualities — goopy, sticky, ooey-gooey or otherwise materially luscious surfaces — in combination with aspects of pattern and repetitions such as flutter, throbbing, palpitation, pulsating, and orgiastic rhythms. Featuring a diverse selection of queer artists working in abstraction this original, group exhibition is on view through September 9, 2018.

Franklin Street Works is a not-for- profit contemporary art space and café whose mission is to manifest contemporary art in a professional and welcoming setting. To date, the organization has exhibited the work of approximately 400 artists, curated 30 original exhibitions, and organized approximately 150 programs, including talks, tours, and performances. Their work has received national and regional support, including two multi-year grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Exhibitions have been recognized with positive reviews in major publications such as Artforum (online), Art in America (online), Art New England, Art Papers, The Brooklyn Rail, The Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, and Modern Painters.

Space is limited. RSVP to Kris Honeycutt, khoneycutt@aldrichart.org, or 203.438.4519, extension 125, by Wednesday, August 15.