Ficus Interfaith, Lila de Magalhaes, Paul Metrinko, Alina Perez, Eden Seifu, Athena Torri, Brittney Leeanne Williams, Skye Volmar
We Begin with Noticing
April 15–May 30, 2020 (online)

The winds of this now moment carry the signs of past ways of life and living. Just as winter melts away to reveal warm summer days, after this period of prolonged stillness, the vestiges of our former life have, and will continue to fade. As an online group exhibition, We begin with Noticing offers stories of these winds of growth as they blow over the haunted landscapes of our still charged past and present.

In We begin with Noticing, we are reminded that we are bound up in each other; when one declines, those who are dependent share a similar fate. The exhibition points us towards life’s symbiotic entanglement across bodies, with each artist bringing their own suite of relations. In Skye Volmar’s playful compositions, movement, lush color, and coaxial shapes fuse together to reveal an imagined environment that is simultaneously natural and surreal. Rendering her subjects in charcoal and pastel, Alina Perez unravels the distorted yet intricate realities of past generational traumas to expose currents of regrowth.

Taken together, all eight artists offer a foundation for a curiosity with their memories. By paying close attention to our planetary ruins—and its potential for rebirth, We begin with Noticing reflects on our multiple pasts to explore landscapes haunted by imagined futures and unveil new buds of life.
-Kate Benedict, 2020

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