DRIVE-BY PROJECTS

Andrea Sherrill Evans, Reverse Double Balaclava Portrait, 2010,
silverpoint, watercolor, 8.5 x 11"

Candice Smith Corby, Medieval Rainbow Glow (lovemeknot series), gouache, gold leaf, venetian red pigment on paper, 22x30", 2017

Soe Yu Nwe, Nurturing Hands #​2, 6 x 6 x 6", Glazed Porcelain, cone 6

Louise Marshall, Untitled, 2007, ink on paper, 22 x 30”

upcoming project

Love Knots

Candice Smith Corby, Andrea Sherrill Evans, Louise Marshall, Soe Yu Nwe

Opening Reception:

Saturday, January 27, 2018, 4-6pm

Date:

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Location:

Drive-By Projects, 81 Spring Street, Watertown, MA

Hours:

Thursdays 12-4pm and by appointment:
call or text 617-835-8255.

Drive-by Projects is pleased to present Love Knots, an exhibition celebrating "the knot" as a symbol of love, union and unbreakable vows, but also of confusion and mystery. Works on paper by Candice Smith Corby, Andrea Sherrill Evans and Louise Marshall, ceramic sculpture by Soe Yu Nwe and a knitted piece by Evans all explore the metaphorical meanings of knots.

Andrea Sherrill Evans' striking, knitted two-person hat, Reverse Double Balaclava, is also depicted in watercolor and silverpoint as worn by herself and her husband. Though the two people wearing the garment are joined by a knot, they face away from one another, thus evoking, in the words of the artist, "both the inherent desire for connection, while simultaneously signaling its fundamental impossibility."

In her Lovemeknot Series, Candice Smith Corby uses exotic materials (handmade elderberry ink, gold leaf, venetian red pigment) on handmade paper to conjure up the rich experience of falling in and out of love. Pink and gold clouds are entwined with rainbows in Cloud Bound, while a more constricted form and somber palette dominate Medieval. Smith Corby's tangles of looping lines capture the ins and outs and ups and downs of romance, while the artist declares "all is fair in love."

A third generation Chinese immigrant in Myanmar, Soe Yu Nwe explores her experiences as a cultural outsider in her delicate yet haunting ceramic sculpture. Nuturing Hands references the Asian concept of "Spirit Houses" as shrines to the protective spirit of a particular place. Though there are no literal knots here, Soe's hands curl around delicate porcelain blossoms in an arching gesture that suggests the mending or bringing together of "a fragmented and dislocated self."

Louise Marshall's white on black ink drawings continue her exploration of hair as a metaphor. Much like Man Ray's Rayographs, Marshall's drawings present stark depictions of white strands on a black ground. Whether they flow together to join into knots, organize to create weavings or snarl into tangles, there is a sense of tension and release here that suggests a psychological and emotional subtext beyond what is merely observed.


recent past projects

For more information on these and other past projects visit OH Projects and bkprojects

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Shannon Rankin,
Joseph Smolinski

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Maia Chao
Lauren Cross
Roberta Paul
Jay Simple
Youngsuk Suh

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Sue McNally

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Andy Bablo, Katherine Mitchell DiRico, Mike Witt

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Julia Hechtman, Kenji Nakayama, Kathleen O'Hara, Ben Sloat

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Gary Batty
Christine Hiebert
Fritz Horstman
Linda Nagaoka
Lynne Woods Turner
August Ventimiglia

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Elizabeth Alexander, Larissa Bates, Sheila Gallagher, Jeanne Heifetz, Anina Major

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Guest Curator David Curcio.
Katie Gilmartin, Nicole Maloof, Stella Ebner, Frank Curcio, Sage Perrott

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Nature Gone Wrong

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Colleen Chartier, Bryce Andrews, Millee Tibbs

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Wendy Edwards and Eva Lundsager

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Danica Phelps, Sharon Kaitz, Alexis Golino

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Limitless and Lonesome

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Guest Curator, Kelly Sherman

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Mary Carlson, Catherine of Alexandria (after Josse Lieferinxe)

Mary Carlson and Larissa Bates

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Jane Marsching, Black Carbon Juggling

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Emily Hass, Robert Otto Epstein, Andrew Zarou

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Matthew Fisher, Julia Hechtman, Ernest Jolicoeur, Sue McNally

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In collaboration with One Mile Gallery, featuring Sophia Narrett, Rachell Sumpter, Richard Saja, and Tanya Chaly

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Ann Craven, Amy Ruppel,
Sophie Truong

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Allison Bianco, Kevin Thrasher, and Lisa Young

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Holiday Sale

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Mary Decesar, Self portrait with bird

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Meg Alexander

New work by Meg Alexander and Richard Forster

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John O'Connor, Lottery Grid 21

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Robert Otto Epstein, Ornament for Tablecloth

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James Kennedy, 65

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Mary Carlson, Robin

Spring in Boston

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Laura Chasman, Sylvi

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Wendy Edwards, Arabesque

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