October 5 – 28, 2018
KELLY RIDGEWAY & VICTORIA WEBECK
Broadcast is a collaborative body of work exploring the idea of mechanical surveillance. The work illustrates what portraiture would look like if made by a machine.
As consumer culture progresses, the demand for cheap and quick photography continues to evolve. Cameras can be found everywhere, even in mobile phones and laptops. The accessibility to create an image is constant.
What if these camera eyes were looking back ?
To quote Friedrich Nietzsche, “….When you stare long into the abyss, The abyss gazes also into you.”
September 7–28, 2018
Refuse to Sea is a light reactive exhibition that aims to bring to the foreground environmental concerns. Every year, 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans. It’s equivalent to five grocery bags filled with plastic for every foot of coastline in the world. In 2025, the annual input is estimated to be about twice greater, or 10 bags full of plastic per foot of coastline. Area artists have been prompted to create original art works composed of recycled and found materials that might otherwise end in our beautiful oceans.
Artists include Eric Brock, Kelvin Burzon, Jade Council , Tim Lynch and Larissa Danielle Wingate.
August 3–September 1, 2018
Portraits in Color is an evolving body of work that focuses on capturing the color and character of artists and performers in the queer community. Using drag as a vehicle to capture hidden personas, these intimate portraits are a result of collaborative and playful studio sessions involving loud music, constant costume changes and lots of wigs.Together, we create a narrative that brings out the surreal, unique and fantastic characters that lurk beneath the surface of our daily Bloomington lives.
July 6–29, 2018
Unmended is an exploration of familial legacy in the aftermath of loss. The pieces in this series, photographs of my deceased grandparents’ farmhouse in the years before and after their passing, represent a home in transition through the stages of grief and acceptance. Unmended merges photographs, textiles, and hand embroidery to express a looming fear of memory loss. In an attempt to hold close the memories associated with this place, photographs are layered and mended together in an effort to repair what is easily forgotten.