Kathy Brock and Alicia Justus have long been friends and now they’ve decided to pair up for June’s featured show at Sidestreet Arts named, appropriately, A Collaboration Between Friends.
The two artists say:
“In going out and about together, we have been drawn to unusual depictions of elderly maternal figures. We have collected and created magnificent titles, assigned special attributes, areas of expertise, and general magical nonsense to these women. Our end goal is to someday put together a practical fortune telling deck involving the Righteous Grandmothers.
“In this show, we have challenged ourselves to blend our work together into single pieces. We have each created a central portrait, we then exchanged to finish one another’s backgrounds. Our styles, while very different, are complementary to each other. We both love textile designs, patterns, florals and ephemera. We both work in watercolor/gouache and collage work. Inspired by material culture, and impressed by strong women, here are our Righteous Grandmothers.”
This show runs June 2-27. Gallery hours: Thursday-Sundays, 12-5 pm. Online preview: Tuesday, June 1, 6 pm, with the artists’ stories about their work. Sunday, June 13, Zoom at Noon visits the artists in their studios. Both meeting links are at sidestreetarts.com.
“Righteous Grandmother of Cottage Industry”