SIZZLING SUMMER SUITCASE SHOW by C. FINLEY
Dear Friends, Family and Lovers
This sizzling summer, I will tour the United States with a suitcase full of new artwork to be shown at intimate soirees in the homes of my friends. Chilled refreshments will be served as guests get the first opportunity to view and purchase my newest drawings, paintings, collages and photographs—some from my recent exhibition in Rome. These events take their cue from Tupperware parties of mid-century America. With Tupperware, women such as Brownie Wise adopted the role of the traveling salesman and adapted it into something new, intimate and independent. In a nod to Tupperware, I hope to further the interests in my practice that investigate and utilize elements of women’s historical places of power in business and the arts. In my paintings and drawings, I use traditional quilt patterns to celebrate the integrity and lineage of “women’s work”. Through these parties, I want to emphasize the relationship between an artist and her patrons as something interactive and pleasurable. Everyone is encouraged to bring friends and forward this invitation. The goal of this project is to extend and strengthen a creative community outside of an institutional situation. All of the art presented will be available for guests to purchase at affordable prices and bring home to enjoy immediately. And the first five guests to arrive will receive a free piece of art!
Save the Date!
Saturday, July 28th in Brooklyn, New York 20 Jay Street Suite 207 Dumbo Brooklyn, 6-9pm
Saturday, August 11th in Los Angeles, California (performance by Nathan Bockelman and Megan Hoetger) 407 Mavis Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90025
(Mt. Washington) 7-10pm
Tuesday, August 14th in Saint Louis, Missouri, 10 Deer Creek Woods, Ladue, MO. 63124 6-9pm
*Text in collaboration with Jahan Genet