Preludes
Alicia Link and Stephanie Concepcion Ramirez
May 11th - May 31st, 2019
 
In their installation Preludes, Alicia Link and Stephanie Concepcion Ramirez imagine a place where their mothers meet for the first time. Fixed to Partial Shade’s Platform two “upholstered” pillars support a swath of material that will feature video(s) during designated viewing times. The screen doubles as a sail alluding to past histories of both women. Surrounding the platform woven scraps of fabric sparkle, sprawl, soften, and contrast the inherent flux of the landscape. Objects in the space serve as props and prompts presenting a give and take with the audience acting as a witness to this exchange. In mimicking the actions of their mothers, Link and Ramirez attempt to carefully understand the complexities of motherhood while carving a space for those nuances to take form. Preludes acknowledges the profound impact the artists’ mothers have on their work and examines how one of the most fundamental relationships can grow or wither with time.

















Bye Bye Beef Grief, 2018
Canvas, watercolor, acrylic paint, tissue paper, fiber fill, thread, and glue











Blackberry Preserves, 2018
Canvas, acrylic paint, watercolor, thread, fiberfill,  vinyl, spray paint, model magic, medical tubing and tape












                    
                    Blackberries Taste Okay, 2018
                    Watercolor, acrylic, and pastel on canvas 


















Switch to Neutral, 2017
pool noodles, canvas, LED lights, fabric, hair, my mother’s panty hose, yarn , pipe cleaners, latex paint, oil paint, papier mache, nylon rope, fiber fill, duct tape, and wood

Installation images from ART BASH, Austin Art Alliance








Altarpiece, 2017
           
oil paint, canvas, wood, yarn, my mother’s pantyhose, fiberfill, papier-mâché, oil pastel
70 in x 72 in x 29 in









Alternative Altarpiece, 2017

nylon fabric, acrylic paint, papier-mâché , plastic eggs, string, LED lights, MDF, and hair
Dimensions are variable (installation approximately 9 ft x 4 ft x 2 ft)













Alternatice Altarpiece (detail)






Drain Drama , 2017

oil paint, acrylic paint, oil pastel, papier mache, fiberfill, and my mother’s panty hose on canvas
6 ft x 14 ft x 5 ft










Figure on Floating Dock, 2017

papier-mâché , wood, acrylic paint, fabric, and pom-poms
Dimensions Variable







Knitting, 2017

Charcoal, acrylic, chalk pastel, gouache and oil pastel on paper, 43 in x 58 in