The Complexities of Unity
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.
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