+ 76 artists
a very strong show!
We spent the better part of the day watching quietly while Joseph Carroll carefully examined each piece, as he made his selections for the show. Earlier, we had randomly arranged the submissions along the walls and on every surface of the gallery, in order to make each piece visible at first glance without introducing any bias.
Joseph may have experienced a bit of sensory overload when he walked in (as you might expect from the above images), but was undaunted as he methodically studied each piece. If several pieces had been submitted by a single artist, he often considered them together. By the end of the day, he had selected and arranged 50 pieces by 38 artists.
Joseph told us later that he likened the experience to "walking into a party where you didn't know anyone", and trying to get a feeling for which people you'd like to get to know a little better. He commented that as he grew a little more familiar with the individual pieces, he noticed common themes in work that was executed with different media and of different styles. He curated the show to reflect this interplay and create a conversation between the disparate elements of individual pieces, with the intent that the exhibit as a whole comes together in a way that is greater than the sum of its parts.
Come see for yourself!
Internal Combustion runs from June 22- August 4.
Please join us for the
Opening Reception, Saturday June 23, from 5 -7pm
or visit us anytime-
Gallery hours are Thursday-Sunday 11-5
Our summer hours are as follows:
Closed July 6-7, Independence Day weekend
July 13- Aug 4, Fri-Sat 11-5
and as always, by appointment