Make, Shift, Home

Mike Wille, Blithe Riley, Roxana Perez-Mendez, Ivelisse Jimenez, Mario Marzan, Patricia Fernandez, Diana Behl, Jeff Mueller, David Tinapple

8/29/2008 - 10/11/2008

Co-curated by Mario Marzan and Sharmila Venkatasubban

“Like a campfire tent that eventually becomes dismantled under the duress of weather or time, or a child’s bedroom that physically evolves as she matures, both history and identity exist in transition. They exist in spaces we construct and deconstruct in order to write and re-write the individual and collective stories that connect us. The ten artists represented in this exhibition explore the shifting, changing and constantly evolving negotiation of these spaces. From depictions of vast geographic locations and notions of national identity to the intimate rooms of a house under construction and the inner workings of the human body, the works on display here map each place as a fluid site of exchange, and as a piece of the visual landscape, carved out and reconfigured until that landscape’s story is no longer its own, but that of its relationship to its inhabitants.”
– Sharmila Venkatasubban