Attachment | Disorder
January 6 - January 29th, 2011
Opening reception First Thursday January 6th, 6 to 9 pm.
Saturdays noon to 5 pm and by appointment
Attachment | Disorder
Rock|DeMent visual art space is proud to present Therese Buchmiller's
first Pacific Northwest solo exhibition, Attachment | Disorder. For
this exhibition Buchmiller investigates the experience of identity,
perception, and memory. The work presents a coded language about
gender and sexual orientation by investigating the domestic and the
constructed form, the natural and the fake, and the familiar vs. the
unrecognizable. Buchmiller states about the work, "I've been thinking
about the language of identity and the polarities of connection and
otherness. This interest manifests in my work by trying to make
everything fit, and yet I remain sharply aware of the task of creating
a not-right rightness; the spaces between objects become paramount,
allowing each component to be considered independently of others and
yet seen as part of a whole." The exhibition title refers to her
attachment to order, and desire to put disorder into play.
Attachment | Disorder includes installations, paintings, and collage
that combine handmade and repurposed objects. Clusters of collage
drawings and painted panels are contrasted by wall and table
installations comprised of collections of methodically arranged
repurposed objects, studies, and recycled materials. The work embraces
the flawed and disregarded. For Buchmiller, mixing disparate parts
and color are poetic and metaphoric means to address relatedness,
connection and otherness. The work implies that there is an inherent
fallibility in the language of categorizing and yet it is the means by
which we make sense of ourselves in relationship to that which
Buchmiller received her MFA from the California College of the Arts
and her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has
had solo exhibitions in California, Minnesota, and Michigan.
Buchmiller has received numerous awards including a residency at the
Vermont Studio Center and a Jerome Foundation Fellowship. She was a
member of the studio art faculty at the University of Minnesota,
Morris between 2002-2008. Buchmiller is currently an adjunct
instructor at Western Washington University and lives in Seattle. More
examples of her work can be seen at www.tbuchmiller.com.
Rock|DeMent visual art space was founded by professional artists
Stephen Rock and Nichole DeMent in February, 2006 as a space to
exhibit, collaborate and create art. Beginning in February 2010
Rock|DeMent expanded their mission to exhibit accomplished work by
adding partners to the space. In February, 2010 Therese Buchmiller was
among six artists invited to further the ideas, excitement and
dialogue through solo exhibitions and collaborations with plans for
national and international artist/gallery exchanges.
New shows open on every First Thursday of the month.
Open studio hours :: Saturdays from Noon - 5pm, or by appointment
306 S. Washington St., Studio #104 in Seattle's Pioneer Square