01/13/2012 - 03/03/2012
Curated by Margaret Winslow
All seven artists included in this juried exhibition explore the notion of construction within their work, whether it be a physical, psychological, or social creation. Wes Kline and Katherine Nonemaker each respond to physical manifestations. Capturing images inside structures created by one of the most iconic architects of our time—Le Corbusier (1887–1965)—Kline layers modes of seeing with notions of interior and exterior space and the pursuit of an architectural utopian. Nonemaker’s prints and paintings adopt a somewhat apocalyptic approach, illustrating the precarious state of the industrial age with the constructed world in decay.
For collaborative artists Anand and Sauer it is an exploration of the psychological constructs of self-identity and personal boundaries. The photographs resulting from this investigation are physically woven together merging artistic production and authorship. Joshua Welker’s drawings and sculptures seem to come out of a study of art history and phenomenology. The artist investigates the ubiquitous forms of “the pedestal and the architectural support” while creating an experience that acknowledges the viewer’s consciousness of the physicality of the constructed world.
Language as a social construct and system informs the work of Katie Kehoe and Garry Noland. Kehoe utilizes the word “and” as a connector—a means through which to investigate structure and language particularly as it relates to a psychological state. Noland’s multimedia works provide a visual representation of the reduction of language into a binary system—the International Morse Code. Each of the seven artists highlight the dual nature of the word “construct” as both a verb and a noun—the building up of a physical structure or a concept systematically realized into existence—and perhaps underscore how this characteristic is akin to the art-making process itself.
Opening Reception: January 13, 2012, 6:00pm - 9:00pm