Exhibition dates: Monday, April 1 – Friday, April 5, 2013
Reception: Friday, April 5, 6-8 pm
Toile, an exhibition of artworks which explore material culture in combination with the application of paint as a generative and transformative process.
Exhibition dates: Monday, April 8 – Friday, April 12, 2013
Reception: Friday, April 12, 6-8 pm
Cycle presents the culmination of a year-long project in which the artist explored the process of growing her own food and medicinal herbs. Using material culture as a physical and conceptual platform, Howard inverts the meaning of objects through material and offers a radically different view of their form and substance. Plaster molds of “Big Gulp” plastic cups are transformed into terra cotta seedling pots, seeds then germinate inside these objects and those plants are then used as gardens where healthy food and medicinal herbs can be accessed. The “Big Gulp” object is a part of mainstream culture currently in the throws of political warfare. For Howard, the activity surrounding it is a marker in identifying Americans relationship to food.
The Closet - Lithograph
Exhibition dates: Monday, April 15 – Friday, April 19, 2013
Reception: Friday, April 19, 6-8 pm
Tethered alludes to the innate fear of forgetting where an individual’s family originates, both physically and historically. Dixon, after recently discovering that her family was almost completely annihilated by the Holocaust, began this visual documentation of the aftermath on families of survivors. Her work is highly influenced by her research on her grandmother’s experiences as a Mauthausen concentration camp survivor and her experiences being raised by a survivor.The knowledge of the imminent loss of memory initiates an instinct to repetitively record and remember personal history. Numerous memories have been forcefully buried in the darkest recesses of the minds of many family members— they continuously surface through communication with her mother and grandmother. As personal memory is collectively shared, psychological effects of the survivor pass on through storytelling. As each of her works develop, Dixon continues to search for threads between history, place, and identity as a way to demonstrate a new reality, a struggle, and a story.
Exhibition dates: Monday, April 22 – Friday, April 26, 2013
Reception: Friday, April 26, 6-8 pm
Kat Wilson will also have work on display at Arsaga’s Depot on Dickson Street.
Reception at Arsaga’s: Friday, April 26, 9 pm
Portrayal examines the relationship between an artist’s work, an
artist’s public self, and the gossip surrounding the artist’s public
and private life. The goal of this series is to visually immerse each
artist within his or her own artwork, thus personifying the relationship between
the artist and the body of work. Portrayal examines the lives of individuals as observed through the eyes and lens of the artist— Wilson’s photographs reflect her respect and admiration for each subject. These staged photographs portray Wilson’s own knowledge of her subjects and demonstrate her ability to make them feel comfortable enough to reveal their true self. The portraits evoke a cinematic quality and appear to capture a lifetime in one single frame.
Portrayal is ultimately a study of the juxtaposition between the public and private life of an
artist who must reveal the private in their art and protect the private in public realm.