Gleaning by Adrianna Touch and Corrie Thompson

Opening Date: July 1, 2022
Closing Date: July 30, 2022
Reception: July 1, 2022 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Exhibition: Gleaning
Artists: Adrianna Touch and Corrie Thompson

Venue: Arts Fort Worth
Fort Worth Community Arts Center
1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Gleaning, featuring work by artists Adrianna Touch and Corrie Thompson, centers on the hopeful gesture of gathering items that would become lost or useless if it were not for the artists’ attention. From sculptures and wall hangings, to tests, vessels, and found objects, these bits and pieces return Touch and Thompson to their inherited stories and lived identities. Gleaning is the artists’ first collaborative project. It incorporates crowd-sourced elements in an intuitive give-and-take between the artists.

The exhibition was first shown at Moncrief Cancer Institute in fall 2021 during the pandemic. Visitors contributed small items to the vessel, Tom Yum Pot, which were then incorporated into several new artworks. Gleaning, “to collect gradually and bit by bit … from various sources,” not only encapsulates what Touch and Thompson do in their studios, but it also describes their exchange with initial visitors to the exhibition, who gave objects of their own and re-encountered them, transformed

Closing Date: July 30, 2022