4 4 3 P A S is pleased to announce Conjurer, an exhibition of recent work by Rachel Bers. Using botanical illustrations as a point of departure, Bers creates idiosyncratic biomorphic tableaux out of collaged colored vellum. Fantastical flora and fauna interact according to an intimate logic that suggests a narrative but leaves viewers free to draw their own conclusions.
Equally playful, her soft sculptures are flexible and can be made to hold different positions both on and off the wall. Begun as gestural line drawings, they are transformed into stuffed fabric forms that, like the collages, recall living organisms but exist in a realm that is distinctly their own.
In all of her work, Bers employs a vibrant palette to evoke domestic and biological excess – and possibility.
Bers holds and MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BA from Brown University. She has exhibited her work at Vox Populi in Philadelphia, Muskat Studios in Boston and the Reanimation Library in Brooklyn. More work can be seen at her website at www.rachelbers.com.