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.
Ekstrum’s oil paintings accentuate organic forms created through the hand-dyeing process of her canvas with natural and recycled pigments.
Mile’s intricate multimedia artwork bridges painting and sculpture by embedding beads, glitter, gems, and other light-catching artifacts into the painting surface.
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.
Parekh’s paintings are presented bound and coax the viewer to the floor.
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.