Current and Upcoming

Current Exhibit

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reevaluating "a"

By: lewis lain


"10 years ago, i painted a burning letter “a” on one side of a salvaged window whose glass looked-into another world.  On the other side, the letter appeared in the sky above a deep valley where its unique light fired the rods and cones in the eyes of a typeface designer named 53947. The sublime vision “opened his mind to the possibility of everything” and granted him newfound omniscience. 10 years later, he attempts to capture the essence of this enlightenment in a new design, inspiring a journey that will encourage him to re-evaluate his perception of what is known." - lewis lain 

 

Opening Reception: Friday, October 18th, 6-8PM 

Exhibit Dates: October 18th to December 8th

 

Upcoming Exhibit

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Oya: Borders of History

By Hale Ekinci

 

Referencing the tradition of oya (narrow lace trimmings used as edging on headdresses of women and household textiles in the Middle East), the exhibition explores transcultural communication and translation—translation of culture, identity, tradition, and gendered labor. Both oya and ornamentation hold symbolic meaning that is used as secret communication by their creators—mainly women. Similar to the construction of identity, through an additive process of embedding symbols and densely layered imagery, Oya: Borders of History showcases painted and embroidered colorful family portraits. The obscured portraits play with the malleability of identity and cultural representation while combining disparate domestic and fine arts materials, aesthetic traditions, and women’s work.

 

Exhibit Dates: January 9th to February 9th, 2020