Emily Pardoe: Two Year Fugue
February 25 – March 21, 2014
Frame 301, 301 Cabot St., Beverly
The site-specific installation by Montserrat alumna Emily Pardoe ’07 titled Two Year Fugue is an interpretation of the artist’s biography, displayed through snippets of text embroidered onto fabric. Each day a new segment of the piece is revealed, representing a months worth of time. The various fleeting thoughts and phrases that form the compositional elements of the piece are immediately intimate, akin to the truthful musings found in a diary. As time passes, and more of the piece is revealed, the various phrases connect and interact with one-another forming a biographical narrative which paints an intimate portrait of this two year period in time.
The title Two Year Fugue draws its name from the musical term, which can be defined as “a musical composition in which one or two themes are repeated or imitated by successively entering voices.” The period of time displayed in Pardoe’s work mimics that of a fugal composition; various voices and themes seem to repeat themselves in cycles, yet constantly move towards a clear resolution.
This exhibit will be on display until Friday, March 21. Be sure to keep an eye on Cabot Street as Two Year Fugue evolves over the course of the month!
Pardoe received her BFA in Sculpture from Montserrat College of Art in 2007 and has appeared in exhibitions locally and in Boston, Hadley, Salem and Northampton Massachusetts. She uses fabric and text as a method of communicating her feelings and observations about relationships between herself and others. Pardoe works for C.B. Fisk Inc. in Gloucester as an organ builder and currently lives in Salem.
Frame 301 is the street side window gallery located at 301 Cabot Street in Beverly, MA. The space is presented to the public through expansive storefront windows and encourages large-scale, site-specific works from emerging and established artists. Frame 301′s exhibitions change monthly and the space is open 24/7 offering anyone traveling along Cabot Street the potential to experience the site-specific artwork on display.
*Frame 301 is supported in part by a grant from the Beverly Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.