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"Arriving Backwards" drawings by Goda Trakumaite

October 13, 2023 04:00 PM until September 13, 2024 07:00 PM

Goda Trakumaite is the current RTR artist in residence and will be tending to her exhibit as one would a garden. The art show will change and grow on the tea room wall throughout the year. Stop by often to participate in its becoming! 

The first iteration of the show is titled "Arriving Backwards," and consists of a suite of pen and ink drawings made between 2010 and 2023.  

The drawings transcribe fragments of materially dense experiences onto a single plane. Personal ephemera, intimately observed architectures, the halls of the Albright-Knox museum on a free night, pages torn out of a damp issue of Cosmo (August 1978), the entirety of the year 2011, the brick wall along the dock on the Ohio river… 13 years flattened and all at once, with infinite omissions.

Inevitably inspired by sitting near water, Richard Scarry, Hollis Frampton, Aline Kominsky-Crumb and everything else she's ever seen, the drawings are produced with a meditatively stubborn insistence on filling the space. They are busy conjuring attention.

In conjunction with the exhibition, we will host a few workshop pop-up events over the seasons, covering topics at the germane intersections of art making and working with plants.