March 11 - April 15, 2023
From Basket Books & Art:
“Basket Books & Art is delighted to present One Fine Day, a two-person exhibition featuring the work of artists Dana Frankfort and Glenn Goldberg. This is a gathering of work bound together in fond embrace, a party convened in celebration of friendship and love; it constitutes a dialogue born of affinity and filiation.
One Fine Day is an exhibition made on and with paper, a preferred substrate of epistolary communication. Paper is a wonderfully receptive material: it bears and receives many forms of imposition. Here, paper is marked, folded, smoothed, wrinkled, and wet, and then refashioned, resurrected in new form. The material bears the marks of a vibrant conversation elapsed over time, and each work offers a peculiar way of coming to know, a unique invitation into relation.
Dana Frankfort employs language as material, dissembling clarity; that which was direct becomes poetic, abundant. The work on view here is made by silk-screening onto paper, a technique prized for its ability to quickly duplicate an image, favoring a generative generosity. In this work Frankfort layers language, enjambing, interweaving, serving up an ebullient stew of assertion. The paper becomes a voluble palimpsest bearing a running tally of notational missives.
Glenn Goldberg generates a rich lexicon of character forms to populate a well-tended landscape in which material and description become articulate. The work presented here finds its resonance in the nuance of difference: figures formed of paper pulp cast in cake tins convene in a babbling brook of color and creaturely shapes. They revel in replicability, as each form, tenderly sculpted, articulates idiosyncrasy.
One Fine Day: a fine finality, but also a conjuring, a calling out and a calling forth. Not a day of resignation but of jubilation. The letter has reached its destination, its connection realized, affinities aired. A day, and a space, in which we may now assemble to take stock of our sentiments, and they have been found fine: resonant, proliferating, nuanced, and dependant. Here, on offer, is an opportunity to convene in the spirit of joy and togetherness, echoing the verse from which our title is borrowed, with thanks to David Byrne and Brian Eno:
I built my life with rhymes, to carry on
And it gives me hope, to see you there
The things I used to know, that one fine
One fine day”
Reception: March 11, 2023 | 9–11 pm
115 Hyde Park Boulevard
Houston, 77006 TexasGet directions