Posted on July 25th, 2013 by Broadway Bicycle School
Tin Can Alley
Jill is a local resident and long time studio denizen at Washington Street Art Center. She will be displaying recent sculptures (some interactive!) made out of Tin Cans and other homegrown items.
with a special (not to be missed) live performance!
Jill Comer’s mixed media sculptures explore the themes of clumsiness and the everyday. Using elements such as concrete and wood, Comer highlights the often clunky and overwhelming challenges posed by routine objects and activities. “To me, sculpture is like prop-making for the everyday—little things to hold and ponder—objects that bring us back to a less complicated moment.” Expanding upon a longtime hobby—the ukulele—Comer also exhibits several different stringed instruments created with different objects, further illustrating the Frankenstinian nature that characterizes our day-to-day. The Somerville band, Cargo Cult, of which Comer is a part, will be playing at the opening reception. This unique group of musical enthusiasts is composed of artists, home-brew masters, and new parents who play eclectic covers.
See you there!