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The Closer Together Things Are


Kathleen Hearn
Ève K. Tremblay
Laura Letinsky
Micah Lexier & Dave Dyment
Micah Lexier & Roula Partheniou
Rhonda Weppler & Trevor Mahovsky
Luke Painter
Chris Kline
Roula Partheniou

Co-Curated by Shannon Anderson and Jay Wilson

September 14–October 28, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 14, 5:00–8:00 PM
Curator's Tour & Publication Launch: Tuesday, October 24, 7:00 PM

The Closer Together Things Are explores the space between difference and similarity that arises from intense observation and consideration. It focuses on the proximity of time, heredity, frottage, palette, concept and presentation. Under close scrutiny, the most mundane objects and situations can compel us, drawing our full attention. The more we look, the more variations surface; differences arise from things that once seemed identical, and sameness arises from things that once seemed unrelated. This exploration of nearness guides how the artworks interact with one another through proximity, mirroring, repetition and reinterpretation. Strange bedfellows are made and unforeseen connections arise. The Closer Together Things Are takes stock of how little we need to see in order to feel like we’ve seen these things before, only this time more clearly.

Earlier Event: September 8
Dana Prieto: Ragged Along
Later Event: September 15
Lisa Birke: The Knits