Thursday, August 22, 2013

Loving The Other Woman

 Philadelphia based artist Aubrie Costello is this week's guest blogger for our Artist as Collector Series.
Darla Jackson
They watched… (Rabbit)
Gypsum Cement
8”h x 5”w x 6”d

Darla Jackson and I are close friends and collaborators. Her work resonates with me. I acquired this piece from Darla in a trade.

We were in an art collective for 5 years called The Other Woman. Our art works well together when shown in the same space. We both address themes about life and death, beauty and sadness, and femininity. There's always an interesting dialogue between our pieces- as well as a mutual love and respect for each other's work.

Aubrie Costello works with a variety of materials in drawing, fiber art, and installation to examine and discuss her current interest in relationships, both broad and intimate, mostly between boys and girls.

Aubrie states about her work:

I fixate on human desire, both primal and innate, the desire for pleasure, wealth, and dominance. I am intrigued by the gaze, by the sight of a preoccupied mind, by the dynamic relationships between male and female, rich and poor, weak and strong, old and young. 

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