On View at Axis

Summer Ventis – Held Breaths

October 2nd - October 31st, 2021
2nd Saturday Reception: October 9th, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday October 9th at 5:00 pm
The last year and a half has been one long held breath; a time of caution, of waiting, of restraint, of restriction and withdrawal. It has brought new hardships and magnified existing ones, but it has also forced us to find new ways to connect. The works in this exhibition are a meditation on the times in which we find ourselves. They are a way of externalizing and processing the tension and fear with which we live, and also a celebration of new forms of connection and communication that have emerged as a result of our separation from each other. I offer my held breath to you; I offer to hold your breath for a moment so that you might find a better way to breathe ... Read More

 

In the East Room

Richard Gilles – HOUSE II

October 2nd - October 31st, 2021
2nd Saturday Reception: October 9th, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday October 9th at 5:00 pm
What does a house symbolize and what symbolizes a house.

When asked to draw a house a child will most often draw a rectangle with an isosceles triangle on top. After adding a door and a window or two you have the standard drawing of a house. This rudimentary shape has become a universal symbol of a house. With computers this symbol has become simplified even more to become an icon. The “home” icon is used to return the user to the start, to back the user out of complexity and return the user to a place of relative safety ... Read More