October 19 – November 23, 2013
Opening Reception: 1-4pm, Saturday, October 19, 2013
Gallery hours for this exhibition will be Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 1-6p and by appointment.
Featuring Midori Harima, Presley Martin, and Nic King Ruley
Curated by JE Baker
What does it mean to control something? What does it mean to control one’s self? Control implies the power to restrict, to manage, and to limit. It refers to a standard of comparison that is fixed and understandable. Ridden is an exhibition that brings together three artists whose works explore the theme of control.
By using paper as a medium to create wholeness from controlled and fragmented information, to highlight the inseparability of natural and man-made phenomena, and to address the hybridity of identity, the artists in this exhibition expose new ways to relate to the structures of recognition. Whether ridden with existential anxiety, invasive pests, or deviations from the social norm, these works provide a site for viewers to reconsider their relationship to the self as well as the objects and beings that surround them. This exhibition has been planned as part of Papers! Please!, The Friends of Dard Hunter international hand papermaking conference being held in St. Louis October 17-19. http://www.friendsofdardhunter.org/conference.html