Curatorial Work > The Complexities of Unity Click for exhibition images and artists' information

Featuring work by Edgard Rodriguez Luiggi, Esteban Cabeza de Baca, Jeremy Wright, Noe Jimenez, Jane Winfield, and Lily Kuonen.

March 29, 2017 - June 13, 2017

Opening reception March 29th 5 PM - 7 PM

Many artists explain that unity is the combination of parts or elements into an effective whole. But what distinguishes a part from the whole? Is it the similarities or the differences? Both? It becomes evident that our perceptions of unity have much to do with our perceptions of variety.
Furthermore, what does it mean for a whole to be “effective”? Effective how? Who or what defines effectiveness? Many have what they would call an intrinsic sense of unity, but where does that come from and how is that developed? If our strategies toward building unity can be developed, can they also be stunted or even reversed? When is unity dangerous?

How do artists negotiate the perforated boundaries between variety and unity to create a dynamic work?

The intent of this exhibition is to investigate these questions and the various strategies and complex ways artists create unity with seemingly disparate elements. From this diverse collection of artists’ work, viewers may become artists themselves as they seek to find a harmonious sense of unity within the boundaries of the exhibition space and possibly build upon their own strategies of reconciliation beyond those boundaries, into the urgent social, political, and spiritual realities of our time.

Please scroll down and click images for each participating artists' information and website address

Jane Winfield
Overgrowth
Latex house paint, acrylic, ink on wood panel
16 x 16 inches
2016
Esteban Cabeza de Baca 
March
Oil on Masonite
12 x 12 inches
2016
Lily Kuonen
Interveil
Acrylic, gouache, and gesso on raw canvas
19.5 x 19.5 inches
2016
Noé Jimenez
Handbag
Mixed Media
5 x 5 inches aprox.
2016
Edgard Rodriguez
The Rain
Charcoal, acrylic, wax crayon on paper
36 x 84 inches
2015
Jane Winfield
Interjection
Industrial enamel, latex house paint, acrylic, on wood panel
24 x 18 inches
2016
Jane Winfield
Pool Party
Latex house paint, acrylic, spray, on wood panel
38 x 24 inches
2016
Edgard Rodriguez
Colgante Blinds 2
Acrylic, wax crayon on synthetic canvas
54 x 38 inches
2012
Noé Jimenez
Seaweed
Mixed Media
5 x 5 inches aprox.
2016
Edgard Rodriguez
Colgante Blinds 1
Acrylic, graphite on synthetic canvas
48 x 48 inches
2012
Esteban Cabeza de Baca 
Cargo
Oil on Masonite
12 x 12 inches
2016