First Friday Visit at Le Swamp: Enshrine Room

First Friday Visit at Le Swamp: Enshrine Room

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Photos & Words by Rose Hamm

Enshrine Room is installed at the artist-run-space Le Swamp from April 1-9, featuring artwork by Ashley Ekstrum, Ginger Markli, Kirby Miles, and Saloni Parekh.

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Ekstrum’s oil paintings accentuate organic forms created through the hand-dyeing process of her canvas with natural and recycled pigments.

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Mile’s intricate multimedia artwork bridges painting and sculpture by embedding beads, glitter, gems, and other light-catching artifacts into the painting surface.

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During Enshrine Room’s opening reception, Markli melded her masseuse practice and performance art through massaging a participant with festival pigments from the local Indian market and natural pigments preserved from Ekstrum’s dye baths.

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Parekh’s paintings are presented bound and coax the viewer to the floor.

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Parekh’s work also explores soundscape and interactive musical sculpture.

Enshrine Room's closing reception is celebrated with a communal bonfire on April 9 from 6-9 PM. If you would like to visit Le Swamp, you can direct message their Instagram @le_swampppppppppppppppppp for the location's address.

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