Backward into the Future

Rachelle Reichert

September 8th – October 14th | 2017

Opening Reception: Friday | September 8th | 6-9pm

state and Black Crown Gallery are pleased to announce Present Through a Rear-View Mirror / Backward into the Future, two parallel solo exhibitions featuring the work of Rachelle Reichert, organized along themes running through her research-based practice. Working primarily with salt and graphite as the foundation for her explorations, Reichert’s work is developed from a consideration of the systems of extraction, the industrial applications, and the ecological impact of these mined materials.

In Present Through a Rear-View Mirror (state), Reichert enlists entropic processes—crystallization, decay and corrosion—as agents in transforming earthbound materials over time to produce works that investigate the topography of extractive economies.

In Backward into the Future (Black Crown Gallery), Reichert draws from satellite imagery of proliferate graphite mines. She creates abstract representations with the mined graphite making use of a reductive process utilized in the manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries —emphasizing the material’s technological applications and profound impact.