Contributed by Sharon Butler / In 2012, artist, writer, and curator Brian Edmonds founded Curating Contemporary, an online exhibition space that, since its inception, has hosted over fifty exhibitions. Then, in 2019, Edmonds took his project to print, and began publishing Eraser, a biannual book featuring the work of contemporary artists and writers. This year he has organized an exhibition called “Eraser” at Ground Floor Contemporary, in Birmingham, Alabama, that brings together some of the artists who have been featured in his publications. I’m pleased to be included in the fourth Eraser book and also to have two paintings in the show, alongside work by a great group of artists: Matt Kleberg, Jered Sprecher, Jason Stopa, Sean Sullivan, Vadis Turner, Cecilia Vissers, Don Voisine, and Thornton Willis.
Edmonds selected each artist for the distinctive vision, which hinges on their uses of materials and process. Each explores the fundamental elements of art — color, form, and line — as subject matter. “Viewed individually or in unison,” Edmonds says, “the works beg the viewer to ask questions and explore the many possible narratives and conversations.” Focusing on smaller, intimate work, the exhibition is beautifully installed.
If you are near Birmingham, I hope you can stop by and see the show. Note that on February 19, at 2pm, there will be a talk with the curator and some of the artists.
Eraser, curated by Brian Edmonds. Featuring work by Sharon Butler, Matt Kleberg, Jered Sprecher, Jason Stopa, Sean Sullivan, Vadis Turner, Cecilia Vissers, Don Voisine, and Thornton Willis. Ground Floor Contemporary, 111 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd S, Birmingham, Alabama. Through February 19, 2022,