2 GatherSeptember 18 – October 16, 2021
Artist reception Oct 9th 5-7pm
2 Gather is a group exhibition of eighteen artists brought together by the idea of community as an antidote to despondency. We followed the artist’s rhizomatic connections to one another and selected works that questioned prevailing cultural narratives through lived experience. Using varied methods and techniques, these paintings explore the dynamic tethers that comprise our most intimate relationships and re-envision existing narrative forms within an increasingly destabilized cultural context.
This exhibition highlights the power of mark-making and line to carry sensibility, attitude, and emotion. Confident, tenuous, delicate, direct, shaky, bold, and messy, these works collectively illustrate a psychological space of shared vulnerability. By focusing on the individual ways that artists look lovingly at one another, 2 Gather resists the social fractures brought on by a hypermediated present and fosters the spirit of interdependence, kinship, and empathy that binds our community.
Whit, Matt, Polina