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Geomorphic Tank -Debbie, Shola & Rashmi- take their installation and workshop- Sway.Shift to SCA Contemporary in New Mexico
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Shola Cole, Debbie Hesse and Rashmi Talpade will combine their individual vocabularies and concepts through a unique, improvisational collaborative process that incorporates sculpture, drawing, sound, movement and light.  Collectively, their aim is to bring together these disparate notions into a cohesive whole, creating conversations that vacillate between concrete and ethereal, narrative and abstraction, control and chaos.

Debbie Hesse is an installation artist working out of New Haven, CT.  Her installations create parallel, hybrid, ephemeral environments exploring ideas about growth, materiality and the ethereal. She’s working on an ongoing series-Sway Shift- which creates an invented world echoing the deep sea thru transparency, light, color and movement. This will be part of a new collaborative project with artists Shola Cole and Rashmi Talpade to be installed at SCA Contemporary in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Debbie installation detail
Debbie installation detail

Rashmi Talpade is a fine artist who is interested in translating her 2D black and white constructed drawings into 3D forms and takes industrial and geometric shapes and items found in daily life - aggregating them into larger, intriguing, organic constructions. 

Rashmi's drawing
Rashmi's drawing

Debbie and Rashmi have been collaborating since 2009; together they formed Geomorphic Tank, a collaborative platform exploring ideas about the breakdown, overload and flattening of information--they have allowed the pendulum to swing between their respective individual and collective creative practices ever since.

Geomorphic Tank. Project Storefronts. New Haven, CT
Geomorphic Tank. Project Storefronts. New Haven, CT

Their unique and divergent visual vocabularies remain intact yet form a completely new entity defying authorship, and creating dialogue about individuality, originality and creativity - a very relatable topic in today’s ever-changing digital era.

Last year during a Residency at The Orison Project in Essex CT, Geomorphic Tank teamed up with Shola Cole, a performance artist currently based out of Baltimore, MD.  Each of their unique art forms, ideas and energy played off of each other as Shola activated and transformed the space using movement and sound. Process, experimentation and improvisation marked their first collaboration and inspired all three to seek another place to create, share and exhibit.  

Shola performing
Shola performing

In November Debbie, Shola and Rashmi will be collaborating again at   SCA Contemporary - a wonderful, huge and industrial, gallery space in Albuquerque, NM. -run by Sheri Crider.  This will be Shola and Rashmi’s first time at SCA and a homecoming for Debbie, having done her graduate work at University of New Mexico and revisits - as she has now been based out of the East coast for several years.  

This collaborative team plans to interact with the Albuquerque community with goals to host and facilitate movement, construction and sound workshops that will culminate in a performance at Sway. Shift ‘s opening reception November 7th.  

This is where you come in — Debbie, Shola and Rashmi need your help getting there - literally — its 2000 miles away. The goal is to raise  $1500. Funds are needed for transportation, materials, and incidentals.  They would also like to make their workshops free to the public.  In addition, your support will help fund these multi media workshops and make them fully accessible to all.

Thank you for checking this out and thanks for your support.

All gifts will be delivered by December 12 - just in time for the holidays!!!!

Please visit our websites to learn more about our individual and collaborative practices:

Debbie Hesse:

www.debbiehesse.com

http://geomorphictank.com/debbie-hesse

Rashmi Talpade:

www.geomorphictank.com/rashmi

rashmi.neoimages.net

Shola Cole:

http://www.piratehaterjenny.com/

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