Opening Reception: Languages of (A)scape
Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Diego Rivera Gallery
800 Chestnut Street

Languages of (A)scape

Aug 27-Sep 2

Curated by Katherine Boxall and Ebitenyefa Baralaye

There is an underlying desire in the way we activate materials, place and culture to better understand the nature of our existence. This desire gives voice to things that seem silent or muted in nature, constructed spaces and our minds. This voice requires a new way of listening that necessitates escaping. The escape of pain and suffering, innate to the human condition, is investigated in Emily Meisler’s work through meditative materiality.  By drawing attention to decayed materiality, subjects of Lauren Szabo’s work find significance in the renewal and failure of their aspirational antiquity. David Fagan directs our aspirations from the man made to natural.  He emphasizes the need to escape to sites of reductive contemplation framing an outward perspective to, paradoxically, look deeply inward.

David Fagan