Sep 15 2017
Dec 03 2017
Claire Ashley: (((CRZ.F.4NRS.AAK)))

Claire Ashley: (((CRZ.F.4NRS.AAK)))

Presented by Boston University Arts Initiative at 808 Gallery

Claire Ashley’s large-scale inflatable objects combine painting, sculpture, installation, and performance to defy a singular definition. The coded title of the exhibition translates to “Crazy Female Foreigners Alive and Kicking” referencing Ashley’s Scottish nationality and alluding to the instability of global politics, and the temporal existence of her sculptures inhabiting and moving through space. In her debut solo exhibition in New England, Ashley offers a humorous critique of art world trends and expectations of the human body. Her vessels are boldly colorful on the exterior while supported on the interior solely by air. Ashley’s objects exist at an intersection between imposing yet vulnerable, bloated yet sagging, while combining painterly characteristics of Abstract Expressionism, the playfulness of large-scale Pop art, and the psychedelic spectrum of Day-Glo fluorescent colors. The exhibition will include approximately thirty inflatables varying in scale and thirty small paper pieces.

Admission Info


Dates & Times

2017/09/15 - 2017/12/03

Location Info

808 Gallery

808 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215