Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 23 | 5–7pm (Artist Talk 5:30pm)
Performance Event: Wednesday, October 24 | 7:30pm
On View: October 22–27
Participating Artists: Giuliana Funkhouser, Krista Wright, Oscar Lopez, Whitney Humphreys, Amayi Morales, Marco Castaneda, Elisabeth Eckman, Eliza Phelan-Harder, Sequinette, Minjun Kim, April Lynn, Claire Sorosky & Chloe' Allison
“Avatar” is originally a Sanskrit word describing mortal incarnations of Hindu deities. In colloquial use, the term refers to a digital image or 3D character representing an individual operating a computer. Drawing inspiration from this etymology, Avatars is an interdisciplinary exploration of folkloric characters and alter-egos created to express relatable narratives. Just as poets, game designers and dream interpreters examine humanity through archetypes, each artist employs personas. Figures are masked or transformed through symbol while ancient myths and fable-like stories are reinterpreted within these new tales spun.
Image: Courtesy of Elisabeth Eckman