Text: Alec Coiro
All Photos Courtesy of Anna Falck
Collaboration and sacred geometry are among the keys to making the Fourth Run Home so special. Susan Cianciolo, the artist behind Run Home, approaches collaboration as utopian endeavor, and I believe the Run Home collection is an offering to us the audience to take home a piece of the utopia. As Cianciolo puts it, “It’s the home that reaches all hearts.”
As always, Run Home is a partnership between Cianciolo and Kiva Motnyk of Thompson Street Studios, but collaborators also include professor and author of “Natural Color” Sasha Duerr, Industrial Designer Leon Ransmeier, Ceramic artist Jan Jasiu Krajewski, artist Johanna Tagada, Designer Jessica Ogden and Textile Artist Cara Marie Piazza.
If you weren’t able to make it to Bridget Donahue Gallery for the reception, we’ve recreated the experience here in pictures, complete with our interview with Cianciolo herself!
What are the new techniques or approaches you employed for the 4th Run Home Collection?
I feel it is more we approached older techniques. There is a greater degree of the emphasized form of collaboration that we have been striving towards since the RuN home return, which means we want many hands to be involved in each piece as much as we can and if one piece is made by one person you really can’t pick out who is doing what. So it’s really a utopian formulation, & theory of no hierarchy, when a group adjusts to a way of communication and language beyond boundaries of time, space, location. This is a way of the past and the also the away to heal the future.
Collaboration is so central to RuN Home and often your artistic practice in general. Can you tell us about some of the collaborators for this collection and how you connected with them?
I find that all of their practices are very strong and individual on their own with very important forms and techniques and dedication, so this is how a strong collective finds a dynamic with this powerful background
Do you think you could identify a theme that stands out in the 4th collection?
The running theme is geometry that always prevails. How can a circle look great with a square. It is basic and super complex. Sacred Geometry!
How was Friday’s opening reception? It looked like a lot of fun.
It was a great success of all ages finding joy in the presentation! It appeals to many interesting kinds of people that’s what I love most. It’s not just only speaking to art and fashion. It’s the home that reaches all hearts ♥️
It’s really a utopian formulation, & theory of no hierarchy, when a group adjusts to a way of communication and language beyond boundaries of time, space, location.
The running theme is geometry that always prevails.