Curator – Robin Wallis Atkinson
LOCATION: First Security Bank, Second Floor | 100 W Emma Ave
There is much that art can, and cannot, do. Art can speak to joy and speak to pain. Art can be protest, but art alone can’t change the world. Art has power, but without community art is also powerless. Often we have asked art to perform too much, put too much weight on the back of art to say the things we won’t say. In this exhibition, I would like us to allow art to be only art. But perhaps also more. I would like us to be brave with our understanding of what is possible. Allow for an expanded notion of what can come to be. Consider holding two contradictory thoughts as true simultaneously. Allow things to be as complicated as they are, find the poetry in that. Allow for both joy and rage. Allow the answer to be, at least when you are in this space: Yes. And….
This exhibition consists of 25 artists working across the mediums of painting, installation, video, ceramics, photography, sculpture, poetry, and all of the above.
Brody Parrish Craig
Live Deliciously Productions