Lorrie Fredette: tender exchanges
November 17, 2018 – February 10, 2019
Lorrie Fredette delights in creating immersive experiences in a variety of arrangements. Her latest body of work, which will premiere at the ICA, stems from her research into neural networks – particularly their structure and means of communicating information. She has made connections between this network and its resemblance to other systems of nature such as tree roots, vascular systems and microbial and fungal communities that reside in soil. This newest series is manifested in gauze, a fiber with medical connotations, wrapped around sinewy forms that hang from the ceiling at varying heights. Viewers will be enveloped in a sequence of twisting white chains of Giacometti-like threads that they must negotiate throughout the gallery.