School 33 Art Center Fall/Winter 2017 Opening Reception

  • Slow Form

    Image Credit: Mary Baum – Point of Entry II

  • Decompositions

    Image Credit: Chris Zickefoose – Acceptance and Decline

  • Lost Earring

    Image Credit: Elliot Doughtie – installation detail from Lost Earring

School 33 Art Center presents three new exhibitions on view Friday, November 10, 2017 - Saturday, January 6, 2018

Slow Form (Main Gallery)
School 33 Art Center’s 2017 Juried Exhibition #2
A group exhibition featuring Mary Baum, Mollye Bendell, Kei Ito, Elizabeth Mead, Lake Newton, Nick Primo, Margaret Rorison, Matthew Sepielli, and Doohyun Yoon. Curated by Natalie Campbell.

This is an exhibition of photographs, sculpture, painting, film and video works that embody a sense of transition between two seemingly contradictory states. As we attend to these objects, matter dissolves. Focus shifts. Everyday experience is flattened, pressed, reconfigured. Simple reflections take on a kind of substance and weight. Sound is traced in ripples of sand. While individually distinct in their approach, the works of Slow Form share an ability to communicate a sense of the physical world in a state of flux. As such, they act as portals between lived experience and other forms of sense and understanding.

Decompositions (Members Gallery)
A solo exhibition of works by Chris Zickefoose.

Decompositions explores structure, renovation, and the physical traces of time. Referencing the sensitivities of minimalism and Wabi-Sabi, Zickefoose utilizes negative space to contemplate the inherent virtues and in common construction materials both new and reclaimed. The work facilitates an exercise in objective observation, focusing on seeing versus looking.

Lost Earring (Project Space)
An installation by Elliot Doughtie.

In his multi-media installation, Lost Earring, Elliot Doughtie ponders how our cultural touchstones shift over time while considering the evolution of his own queer sexuality and transgender body. Found materials and cast plaster sculptures of familiar plumbing implements surround a projection of an isolated clip from the 1996 movie Bound by the filmmaking duo the Wachowski siblings -- pruriently discovered by Doughtie as a teenager in search of his own identity. As two disembodied hands endlessly tighten and untighten the hidden plumbing of a bathroom sink, this charged and repeated gesture explores a non-heteronormative narrative of function and aspiration. Through the use of light, objects and moving imagery, Lost Earring reimagines the commonplace setting of a bathroom in a queer and trans context -- where bodies and minds are often flooded with emotions from terror to desire.