NYCAMS / New York Center for Art and Media Studies
44 West 28th Street, 7th Floor, 212-213-8052
September 10 - October 18, 2007
Reception: Wednesday, September 12, 6 - 8 PM
Strand is a show of artists who work in a similar vein. A shared affinity for the hard within the soft and the potency of material is explored. There is a poetic strength to the work which refers to both the physical environment and to a broader sense of social connectivity. The fact that all the work is in some way contingent upon its environment speaks to a desire not simply to transcend a mutual dependency, but to embrace it. Pieces hang from the ceiling, are embedded in the wall, piled upon the floor, wrapped around structure, or woven into armature. Strand, in this fashion, transcends the simple meaning of fiber, thread or linear form to evoke a sense both of connectedness and isolation.
Curated by Rico Gatson and Ellie Murphy
Rico Gatson Orly Genger Heather Hart Jac Lernier Natalie Moore Ellie Murphy