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September 24 - November 19Free
Studio 203 is pleased to present spooling, a group exhibition of new and recent works by three-person artist collective Spool. Founded in 2016 by California State University Long Beach MFA cohorts Lydia Tjioe Hall, Elise Preiss and Jennifer Reifsneider, Spool is an organized resistance to the slow unraveling brought about by time and distance. Over the past decade and across state lines, these three artists held and matured a deep collective consciousness through exchanged art journals, monthly studio visits, and collaborative works. The trio define “spooling” as a process that is integrated into their lives, a relationship sustained by their commitment to one another through a shared love for the creative process. This exhibition presents both the results and interwoven parts of this relationship for the first time by drawing on the group’s rich archives and collaborative and individual works.
Rather than allow time and distance to decay their relationships, Spool harnesses a unique resilience through creative collaboration. The spooling exhibition is one example of this, reiterating the importance of being in community with one another to keep creativity alive.
This exhibition is supported in part by a grant from the Montana Arts Council, an agency of the State Government.