Scarcely Awake

We are preparing to open in our New SOWA Location at 460c Harrison Ave this Friday!! Scarcely Awake, a show featuring core artists Sarah Alexander and Tatiana Flis will be on preview. There will be a First Friday reception on Friday May 5 from 5-9 and an artists reception and Sound piece by Todd Bowser on Sat May 13 from 5-7. Tatiana and Sarah talk about the theme of the show below.

 Exhibition Postcard

Exhibition Postcard

During the process of planning our exhibition, we observed that even though our artwork is dissimilar, we are both inspired in part by elements of weightlessness.

The title of our exhibition “Scarcely Awake” is from the book “The little Prince” when the Rose addresses the Prince for the first time.

“Ah! I am scarcely awake. I beg that you will excuse me. My petals are still all disarranged…”

The concept of being scarcely awake speaks to both of our explorations within our studios practices.

  Image: Detail of “Somewhere Else Instead” – Sarah Alexander

Image: Detail of “Somewhere Else Instead” – Sarah Alexander

Sarah’s Ideas of Exploration:

These days I’m thinking a lot about how the mind works, the concept of imagination, and the subconscious. In particular with this exhibition, I decided to explore more interactive ways of presenting my work. The goal is to invite the viewer into my maniacal process of creating.

  Image: Detail of “Actuation Memories” – Tatiana Flis

Image: Detail of “Actuation Memories” – Tatiana Flis

Tatiana’s Ideas of Exploration:

This new series of work is designed to draw the viewer into other dimensions, exploring relationships between the human psyche, time and space. I have been playing with the concept of the landscape by combining micro and macro elements of the human body, nature and man-made structures. I view these landscapes as an intriguing game between what is real and what is an illusion.