The Landing is proud to present Materializations, a group exhibition that finds pleasure and meaning in materiality. All of the artists whose works are included share an interest in tactility and surface—whether working with paint, fiber, embroidery, or clay. Many use their practice to investigate pattern and repetition, and include signs and symbols in their pieces, like arrows, stars and flags. Most of these artists are using geometric shapes—often formed by hand in a rendering that’s slouched or irregular. Though all the artists included are using abstraction and an attention to the materiality of their work, they employ a huge variety of methods in building it, and they’re making work with a wide variety of tones and points of view.
The word “materialization” is a paranormal term that refers to things manifesting by mysterious methods; here it’s used to show art-making as a kind of conjuring, and to suggest art is a way of making ideas corporeal.