Statement

01.16.2011

Come this way.
The chair is warmed up for you.
I want to show you something, anything. Let’s pass it back and forth.
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I painted floorboards because it felt good and grounding.

I have been braiding scraps of fabric for years out of a longing to be useful.

I like to use textiles and cardboard to construct structures that call back to childhood. But the inhabitants have not been children for a long time. The structures are used to house idiosyncratic objects and imagery particular to characters I am working with in my studio narrative.

I have been printing textiles using watercolor monotype and etchings and binding them into books. Material sickness, desire, and the abject are things I am thinking about while still trying to express a positive and resourceful outlook.
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I found these things and have taken them and they are mine.
Now I have to sit with them.
My feet smell really bad today, do you want to smell?
I will repeatedly ask you to smell things that are not enjoyable because in some way it is good for you.

Welcome, kind of, into my space.


Angela Zammarelli’s work lives at an intersection of fantasy and reality. By using play in a broader context to ask how fantastical elements call upon reality to give them meaning, and how observations in reality can slip into the fantastical through certain framing. By playing with the concepts of dwelling and “home” spaces, her work often incorporates structures that house idiosyncratic objects and imagery related to characters developed in her studio exploration.

Her materials are gathered from daily occurrences. Be it scraps from jobs or picking through free piles on a walk, Zammarelli looks to some level of chance curating, thriftiness, and ecological concerns to inform her work and material choices.