HOME: narratives of time and belonging
HOME: narratives of time and belonging provides small moments through which to look at the mythologies surrounding desire and domesticity, the problematic Western compulsion to conquer and its consequences, the dream to find belonging through escape, the home we find through imagination, and the end-points of space and mortality. HOME also references the migratory patterns of 21st century community, and the art world’s insistence on global engagement necessitating continual presentation and representation of identity and place across international geographies.
Christine Frerichs’ new paintings take classical interior still life into an abstracted surface tension of wax and carbon, holding out the significance of spaces traditionally coded as feminine and capturing still interiors with gravity and urgency. Andrea Chung’s collaged and beaded works on handmade paper reference her ancestral lineage in Jamaica and Trinidad and her grandmother’s role as a traditional midwife, with the pulp of the paper surface made from birthing cloths. Sarah Cromarty’s multi-dimensional cardboard surfaces paint fantastical landscapes as an invitation into another realm, one that might feel more like home than the disembodied digital reality in which we are surrounded.
Rodrigo Valenzuela’s photographic transfers onto painted canvas present the desert landscape both a space of possibility and a reflection of the incessant human desire for place-making, especially for those immigrating into a new land. Katie Herzog uses the style of Gauguin to discuss the tech world’s conquerors’ perspective on 21st century space, as well as the specific Seasteading movement which bridges virtual and physical colonization. Jamison Carter’s works on paper and small-scale sculptures use colored pencil and urethane to look at the temporal nature of home as found in the body, and the astrophysical landscape.