Opening Reception: Aug 12, 2022 | 7 – 10 PM
Emma Enright, Natalie Hunter, Katherine A. Laird, Breanna Shanahan,
Stephanie Sikma, Ryan Waldron, Lana Yuan
Weightless Entities features work by Emma Enright, Natalie Hunter, Katherine Laird, Breanna Shanahan, Stephanie Sikma, Ryan Waldron, and Lana Yuan. As independent and interdependent entities, artists often express ideas framing their existence. These intuitions can be felt like a weightless presence in which the artists in this exhibition manifest through unique assemblages of material, texture, and form. Like floating daydreams, forming and reforming across different hands, they guide us to deeper reflections.
We see soft surfaces, patterns, shapes, and figures assembling and reconfiguring, coming in and out of perception. Clouds that start to smoke the sky, dreamscapes, levitated suspensions, and crafted airplanes – all seem to coexist with unique collaged elements in weightless environments. The works weave together overlapping narratives and deft material play. Their intuitions gesture towards something that feels intangibly surreal and personal.
Each artist brings their own inquiries, touching on materialism, consumption, space and consciousness, anxieties around ecological degradation, and speculative fictional worlds. As the first Annual Members’ Exhibition since Covid-19, these imaginings give us new air for introspection. The show invites us to re-envision our own realities and re-ground their interconnectivity with the world.