Haas Gallery, Bloomsburg, PA
Dec. 20 - Feb. 5
We are happy to announce the release of Comma’s latest edition, Fragments, created and produced by a team of artists and writers 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 poet and poetry critic, Andrew Epstein (TLH).
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.
We are currently producing our upcoming collection, titled “I’m Never Coming Home,” (Fall, 2019), featuring 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, we take an inclusive approach that focuses on creating conversations about the varied and changing cultural landscape. We give voice to artists in traditional art venues, but also in taverns, homes, parks, and libraries across the US, where people can respond to artworks in a more relaxed way. CommaBox is led by artists Judy Rushin and Carolyn Henne. Both are Art Department faculty at FSU.