Loop Turns Sweet Sixteen

By July 23, 2016Blog

Post by Tara Cooper

Loop’s current show Sweet Summer Sixteen, a group show featuring members past and present, celebrates Loop’s birthday. The show’s title reminded me of the 1984 John Hughes film Sixteen Candles starring Molly Ringwald. In recognition of Loop’s sweet accomplishment I pulled some quotes from the film…. a kind of preface to the photo essay of the exhibition.

“It’s really stupid. He doesn’t even know I exist”.

“Are you going to class today. I don’t know if I’m emotionally ready.”

“I know it just hurts.”

“That’s why they call them crushes. If they were easy they’d call them something else.”

“When you find the right guy. Don’t let him boss you around.”

“What’s happenin’, hot stuff.”

“I really love Rudy. He is totally enamoured to me. I mean I’ve had men who’ve loved me before, but not for six months in a row.”

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Jane Lowbeer’s “Pond”, mixed media, 8.5″ x 11″, 2016.

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John Abrams’ “Netflix”, oil on panel, 18″ x 24″, 2016.

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Adrian Fish’s “Tropical Island #2457″, archival inkjet print, 24″ x 36”, 2015.

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Suzanne Nacha’s “Iron Age”, oil on canvas, 20″ x 24″, 2016.

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Rochelle Rubenstein’s “Welcome Skirt”, block printed, painted, and embroidered silk, 21″ x 21″, 2014.

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David Holt’s “Four Cats”, acrylic on linen, 12″ 12″, 2016.

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P. Roch Smith’s “Branch Rifle”, bronze on wood shelf, 16″ x 6″ x 5″, 2016.

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J. Lynn Campbell’s “The sky was a blameless blue”, archival giclee print 16″ x 15″, 2013.

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“Sweet Summer Sixteen” installation shot.

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Gary Clement’s “Singvogel”, watercolour, pen, and ink, 15.25″ x 12.25″, 2016.

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Libby Hague’s “Spring — Little Apple Tree”, acrylic and oil on canvas, 12″ x 15″, 2015.

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Lanny Shereck’s “Breakfast in Kyoto”, oil on canvas, 20″ x 16″, 2015.

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Ester Pugliese’s “Interval”, acrylic, chalk, carbon pencil, and chalkboard paint on panel, 8″ x 10″, 2016.

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Yael Brotman’s “Wove”, foam core and theatre gel, 7″ x 7″, 2016.

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Kim Stanford’s “Monument to the Mundane”, bronze and pastino (plinth—found laundry soap, plastic basket), 11″ x 8″ x 7″, 2014.

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Richard Sewell’s “about/as”, coroplast, laminated post-it note, located/photo-activated/notation, cable ties, screw, polyethylene and vinyl tubing, recycled milk bag, and string, 6″ x 12″ x 3″, 2016.