Since we have confronted the closures of shared spaces, virtual presence and interactions have increased and have become entirely normalized. The accessibility and open platform for the world to exchange ideas allows for expedited growth, both economically and socially. At this rate, we are able to see the web of global issues and exchanges, and how one component affects the other on a global scale. Ideating on a scale this big, the tendency to take on global issues as an individual issue becomes overwhelming and seemingly impossible to manage.
The pandemic catapulted the importance of a virtual presence and as that value grew, the importance of physical spaces and physical community began to fade into the shadows.
Double Penny focuses on presence, intimately, with self and with others, as well as how physical presence shapes a community and fosters regenerative energy that is grounding and secure.
Double Penny is a group show at Pidgin Palace Arts featuring artwork from Racheal Rios, Yu Yu Shiratori, and Albert Chamillard, plus a live performance by *this (Racheal Rios and Geneva Foster Gluck). The artworks on display include pieces both not seen before and stylistically different from previously shown work.
Albert Chamillard was born in Attleboro, Massachusetts in 1971. He moved to Tucson in 1994 and received his BFA in studio arts from the University of Arizona in 2003. While a student at the UA, he helped establish the student-run Carbonbase Studio and Gallery. Post-graduation, he continued to work as an art handler and picture framer before co-founding Atlas Fine Art Services in 2011, and currently works as a preparator at the University of Arizona Museum of Art.
Albert’s work is primarily small scale drawings that are comprised of layers of cross-hatched marks which create textile-like surfaces, and deal with concepts of memory, family, the natural world and ways language affects and interferes with our perceptions of our world. Albert Chamillard has exhibited work nationally and locally at Etherton, Paradigm and Pulp Galleries.
My aspiration is to take up space in a male dominated art world. I be doing it for my bitches, period.
Yu Yu Shiratori
Yu Yu Shiratori (b. 1988, Los Angeles, CA) is a Tucson-based multi-media artist. Shiratori’s work aims to capture the intricate web each individual holds within a multifaceted society. Her multi-dimensional work investigates the values of traditional methods and contemporary forms to explore issues of cultural and gendered perspectives.
*this is a performance collaboration between Racheal Rios and Geneva Foster Gluck.
Geneva Foster Gluck is an artist and practice-based scholar. Her work combines performance and material storytelling to explore a range of topics and experiences grounded in decolonizing, feminist, and ecological approaches.
Racheal Rios is a femme multifaceted artist making work based off her experiences in this life to disrupt systems.