This week Kimberly spoke with Sheilah Restack, an Ohio-based artist whose work explores the intersection of photography, sculpture and human relationships. She also collaborates on video work with her wife, Dani Restack.
Sheilah is currently an associate professor of studio art at Denison University and has attended residencies at MacDowell, Banff Center for the Arts, and Struts and Faucet Media Center, among others. She has exhibited widely nationally and internationally, including countries such as New Zealand, Germany, Newfoundland, Romania, South Korea, Portugal and Spain, among others.
All images and videos courtesy of the artist
Installation view Hold Hold Spill at Interface Gallery, Oakland, CA. Curated by Suzanne L’heureux. July 17-August 23, 2020.
Back view Hold House
Walking prints on fiber photo paper, plexi, water, wild dill from Headlands, yellow acetate, plant material, angle iron, rock, rubber bands, plexi, thread, 30 x 50 x 60”, 2020
Photogram on RC paper, 4 x 5 glassplate negatives of historical events (snowflake letter from Jeffry inside the negatives), rein, angle iron, plexi and metal clips, 40 x 24 x 4”, 2019
Felt blanket, fiber walking prints, acetate, note on FGT paper, chalk line, cement wedge, thread. 32 x 52 x 6,5”, 2020