shape_shifting_support_systems: Group Exhibition
Featuring artwork by Bhen Alan, Emily Auchincloss, Jeffrey Nowlin, Loretta Park, Denise Treizman, Courtney Stock, and Natiana Alexandra Fonseca. Co-organized by guest curators Leah Triplett Harrington and Mallory Ruymann.
shape_shifting_support_systems highlights the ways in which contemporary and historical craft practices offer novel ways of merging material and political expressions. For the artists presented, the support system – a grid, a warp, stretcher bars – is a formal and conceptual material to exploit, imbuing ways of being into the space where weaving and painting meet. Their work is an alive entity, taking, making, and offering space for others to explore selfhood and identity formation. After two years of adapting to virtual conditions due to the global pandemic, the artists in shape_shifting_support_systems extend tactile screen-based experiences through which to create community, or support systems.