Carolyn Agis, Molly Spitta & Sylke Spitta, What Do You Do Now When You Are Scared? Collage & drawing on board,
2013. 24” x 24.”
Collaborative Works by Carolyn Agis, Molly Spitta & Sylke Spitta
July 18 – August 22, 2014
Opening Reception | Friday July 18, 2014 | 6-8:00pm
Free & Open to the Public.
The NYOC Gallery is pleased to announce UP&out, a whimsical and imaginative collaborative exhibition integrating a range of artwork mediums - video, installation, collage, drawing and text - by Carolyn Agis, Molly Spitta & Sylke Spitta. This exhibition will run from July 18 - August 22, 2014, with an opening reception on Friday, July 18th from 6-8:00 p.m.
Up&out's title conveys the idea of looking around, over, and outside of some "thing" in order to break through our personal glass ceilings. The exhibit opens with a video presentation of Agis’ Dreams and Page of Pentacles. These 2 short films highlight the back and forth, up and down tension between fear and fearlessness perpetuated by our individualized interpretation of experience.
To resolve this tension, the three artists developed a series of questions paired with images that playfully provoke viewers/readers to reexamine their habitual perception of reality and ultimately climb “up and out” into a new and expanded viewpoint. Success lies in knowing that the answers you seek are found in the questions you ask.
Rounding off this exhibition, Agis isolates excerpts from Søren Kierkegaard’s philosophical work, Fear and Trembling. The selected text, referencing faith, hope and belief, are printed onto index cards and archived in a traditional card catalog. This interactive installation allows the viewer to thumb through the poetic and emotive language that characterizes Kierkegaard’s work. www.OpenCenter.org/Gallery
UP&out is curated by Lola Shepard | www.LolaShepard.com
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