RACHEL COLLIER // Field Moves // 4.10.22 – 5.15.22

Field Moves, Rachel Collier’s first solo show at HAIR+NAILS ran April 10 – May 15, 2022. An exhibition of new paintings and textile works. In this new body of work, Collier deftly navigates in-between spaces that point to a spectrum of possibility: the space between painting and sculpture, the space within a dialogue of opposing thoughts. She is motivated by joy, the boundless, the unfixed. She shrinks an element until it disappears or blows it up to watch it go haywire.

“My paintings and textile works are ecstatic visual analogues of spaces that I believe populate our shared consciousness. The forms I repeat are familiar in a way that anchors my psyche to a sense of place. In creating space via non-representation, I hint at worlds that are unknowable and indefinite. In creating models of these worlds, I turn to the visual language of maps, topography, insets, picture-in-picture, scale and materiality, and radiant color to stir the spirit in preparation for advancement or departure.”
– Rachel Collier

Artist bio:
Rachel Collier is an interdisciplinary artist living in Minneapolis. She has her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has exhibited throughout the United States. Recent solo shows include the Nemeth Art Center (Park Rapids, MN) and Waiting Room Gallery (St. Paul, MN). Residencies: Wassaic Project in New York (winter 2021-2) and the Jerome Emerging Artist Residency at Anderson Center, MN (fall 2022). She has exhibited as part of group shows with HAIR+NAILS Gallery: Relief: Three Approaches to Building Surface (2018), FUTURE FUTURE(2020), RIGHT NOW (2020/1), and The Human Scale at Rochester Art Center.