Rachel Blackwell, Music by Jesse Gelaznik, Musicians: Violin: Carolin Pook, Viola: Eric Elterman, Cello: Eric Allen
Mona Liza Fine Furniture | 23 Meadow St.
Music by Jesse Gelaznik
Violin Carolin Pook
Viola Eric Elterman
Cello Eric Allen
ArtHelix is thrilled to host Somewhere Between as part of our program for Bushwick Open Studios 2015.
The work in Somewhere Between finds weight in the uncertain place between the familiar and the unknown. The eight artists in this show employ sculpture, site specific installation, painting, silkscreen and photography to look at memory, history and place. Pulling source material from their everyday lives and surroundings, they construct work that collapses times, balances between the abstract and the delineated, and is layered and fragmented. Their work offers fleeting glimpses into histories long forgotten, hints at unfounded narratives, and presents cloudy reminders of places, perhaps, never visited.
The visual clues offered seem both familiar and hard to place, taking the viewer on a circuitous hunt for recognizable forms and meaning. Once engaged in the work, only then is it discovered, that what appeared familiar, is actually unknown. The viewer is confronted with a memory, history, landscape that is not their own. It is here, in this limbo, between object and viewer that the work of these artists balances. This middle place where meaning is open ended, connotations multiple and subjective and possibilities infinite.