Curated by artist Lauren Kasmer
Opening: Saturday, May 19, 2018 5-8 pm
Special Event: Saturday June 2, 2018, 3- 5 pm
Artist panel conversation with Shana Nys Dambrot includes exploring catalog text chosen by each artist
Featuring Work by: Terry Arena, Joaquín Boz, James Griffith, Bonita Helmer, Lauren Kasmer, Brad Miller, Jenene Nagy, Chris Oatey, Brian Rochefort, Tam Van Tran
And a catalog with essay by art critic Shana Nys Dambrot, designed by Patricia Moritz and published by Lauren Kasmer
“Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.” — Albert Einstein
All of the artists included in CARBON are cognizant of their relationship to the chemical element of carbon, one of the most abundant substances in the universe and the basis of all known life. The decomposition of forms that were once alive reduces all matter to basic components. From these, new creation comes into existence. Carbon-related cycles participate in the energy produced by the sun and by the universe roiling beneath the earth’s surface. As Carl Sagan said, “The cosmos is also within us, we’re made of star stuff.” Each in their way address the importance of this framework to a more profound understanding of the nature of existence — some through materials and mediums, others through technique and subject, all with a heartily unique sense of the metaphorical potential of this concept.