March 25 – May 7, 2011
Opening Reception: MArch 25, 6:00pm
Gallery hours: Wednesday through Friday, 12pm - 6pm
Artists: N. Dash, Jesal Kapadia, Deana Lawson, Esperanza Mayobre, JJ Peet, Harriet Salmon, and Jaret Vadera.
Curated by: Erin Sickler
Prolonged Engagement is an exhibition that brings together artists who create aesthetic conditions rather than discrete art objects. Finding beauty and ingenuity amidst human imperfection, the artists in Prolonged Engagement allow the world to act upon them as they act upon it. As with tinkerers, inventors, and other radical thinkers, they know that the ah-ha moment is not a singular event, but rather one that absorbs information from the outside world, mixes and remixes it, and allows new ideas and processes to gradually fade into view. Driven by productive antagonisms and juxtapositions, they create complex environments for inquisitiveness and transformation that go beyond simplistic notions of failure and success.