In progress (website under construction).
Kids4Cameras, “In Motion” (November 19-December 19, 2016)
Kasie Campbell, “We Are Revealed” (September 30-October 31, 2016)
“We are Revealed deals with the anxieties and vulnerabilities that I experience when I’ve become the object of someone else’s gaze. The costume that is worn for the duration of the performative installation, manipulates the emblematic nature of clothing and skin; poetically deeming its own connotations of what is attractive and repulsive. As the work continues to evolve and as I spend more time wearing the costumes, I have come to understand it as a manifestation of my anxieties in physical form. The work speaks directly to the paradoxical attractions and simultaneous tensions between what could be defined as beautiful or grotesque. The performative aspect of the work relies on the audience; using the spectators as a crutch, which in turn frees myself from any responsibility of my actions.”
Marlena Wyman, “The Effect of Collected Memory on the Adorned Body” (June 4-July 31, 2016)
Marlena Wyman’s work is an exploration of remembrance and emotion, healing and mortality, and the concepts of body and object memory: the energy of past experiences that is stored in the body and in objects. Memory and creativity are intertwined. The human impulse to collect and memorialise and to attribute emotional significance to objects is essentially creative.
The Effect of Collected Memory on the Adorned Body is a collaborative project where Wyman received contributions of pins, jewellery, buttons and other small objects that could be attached to two mannequin torsos – one female and one male.
The artwork came to represent a memorial object for some of the participants, especially for those who contributed costume jewellery and other items that had been in the possession of their departed loved ones. They did not wish to keep the items; nor did the objects have any great resale value. However, they could not bear the idea of disposing of these tokens of memory and emotion. Wyman’s art project provided them with a satisfying solution.
Other contributors, some of whom had not ordinarily been involved in creating art, became part of a collaborative creative process and felt a connection to the activity and community of art. Their exploration could take place through the intimacy of personal objects within the familiar context of the human form.
The Effect of Collected Memory on the Adorned Body is an exploration of how personal memory can merge into collective memory, and how potent memorial entities and can act as creative catalyst.
Air Cacophonique / Protest Song, Patrick Arès-Pilon & Tim Rechner (January 12-March 12, 2016)
Photos by Ester Malzahn: