We are pleased to announce the release of Comma’s latest edition, Fragments! Celebrate with us at our launch Party and pop-up show on Sept 29 at Happy Motoring in Tallahassee where you can meet the artists, drink, eat, and party among large inflatable sculptures and video works. In line with Commabox’s mission that art can occur anywhere and anytime, you’ll be surprised to find additional artworks in the most unusual places throughout Happy Motoring. We promise to create an experience that immerses you in the kind of art also featured in the Fragments art box. Fragments limited edition art boxes will be for sale at the event for $70 for the regular edition and $300 for the deluxe edition.
Fragments is a collection of small, limited edition art objects created and produced by a team of nationally recognized artists including Lorrie Fredette(NY), Carlos Kempff (NY), Chalet Comellas (TLH), Anne Stagg (TLH), Judy Rushin (TLH), Carolyn Henne (TLH), along with a collection of literary quotations curated by internationally renowned poet Andrew Epstein (TLH).
The theme for Fragments was inspired by ancient Babylonian cuneiform tablets. Today these artifacts exist only as fragments, but they allow us to imagine a different world. The work of each artist featured in this edition addresses some type of fragmentation, whether having to do with lost identities, the piecing together of everyday materials, or the destructive nature of a blowhard president. A previous Commabox collection titled “Ghost Objects” showcased artworks by Kevin Curry (TLH), Lilian Garcia-Roig (TLH), Rushin and Henne, as well as writer, Rob Rushin. An upcoming collection, titled “I Am Never Coming Home,” (Fall, 2019), will feature artists Barbara Weissberger (Pittsburgh) and Eleanor Aldrich (Knoxville), and poet Erin Belieu.
Commabox is building art communities across the country through its pop-up shows, exhibitions, and annual boxed collections of small art objects. Recognizing that the art world isn’t accessible to everyone, Commabox takes an inclusive and interactive approach that focuses on creating conversations about the varied and changing cultural landscape. Commabox gives voice to artists in traditional art venues, but also in taverns, homes, parks, and libraries across America, where people can respond to artworks in a more relaxed way. Commabox is co-directed by Judy Rushin and Carolyn Henne. Both are on the Art Department faculty at FSU.