Opening reception: Wednesday, May 23, 6-8pm
Curated by Bridget Donlon
Featuring work by:
Patrice Renee Washington
As a glass material, the mirror offers a starting point for numerous possibilities as a medium as well as a concept - it can reflect, double, echo, distort. Consisting of works that use mirror itself as a material, neon and plexiglas sculpture, and paintings with reflective surfaces, On Reflection brings together works by a range of artists whose work is concerned with reflection in the physical sense, and reflecting the conditions of contemporary experience.
Nineteenth century philosopher Soren Kierkegaard wrote of his own time, “Our age is essentially one of understanding and reflection, without passion, momentarily bursting into enthusiasm, and shrewdly relapsing into repose. ... There is no more action or decision in our day than there is perilous delight in swimming in shallow waters.” This statement applies to the collective reflection of our contemporary age with thanks to the myriad ways people are socially connected. Scandals erupt, topics trend, fervent discourse ensues, and a short while later the attention of the zeitgeist moves elsewhere. Meaningful reflection requires time, and art offers a focal point that can provide insight to the world at large, or one's own inner mind, as essential an act now as ever.
On Reflection was selected through UrbanGlass' Open Call for Curatorial Proposals.