A show I am curating in the Louise McCagg Gallery will have an opening reception on November 9th from 6-9pm. Wine and refreshments will be served.
Frances Cocksedge, Nicole Kaack, Amanda Turner Pohan, Lara Saget, Vanessa Thill
Curated by Mira Dayal
November 5th – December 2nd, 2016
Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 9th, 2016, 6-8 pm
Of childhood, sexuality, process, and corporeality—residues index activity. The exhibition features works that are linked not by textual but by textural references to hybrid materialities and states of becoming. A shower pumps through a beige perfumed liquid derived from measurements of the artist’s heartbeat. On the floor, a slip cast of an egg carton mimics the paradoxical strength of the thin, rounded shells it once protected. A rust-colored paper that takes its hues from the evaporation of coagulated household substances now wrinkles as it extends from the ceiling to floor, joining a phosphorescent spill of soap, sugar, gel, and figs. On the wall, a geometric form hosts a stretched fabric infused with resin and loosely associated object memories.
Though many artists’ practices have shifted to the realm of the digital, those of Frances Cocksedge, Nicole Kaack, Amanda Turner Pohan, Lara Saget, and Vanessa Thill remain viscerally and psychologically tied to the bodies of artists and viewers. The inanimate is imbued with fleshy histories without losing its uncanny presence.