Sky Cloud/Ground Cloud I, 2020

Summer Ventis
Sky Cloud/Ground Cloud I, 2020
digital photograph, print dimensions variable
Wilderness Reflections: Self Reflections, 2020

Summer Ventis
Wilderness Reflections: Self Reflections, 2020
screen print on Rives BFK, 22 x 30 in.
articulate Matter Index 2.1, 2020

Summer Ventis
articulate Matter Index 2.1, 2020
flocked wildfire ash on paper, 26.5 x 40 in.
Alternative Greetings/Alternative Meetings, 2020

Summer Ventis
Alternative Greetings/Alternative Meetings, 2020
single page spread from the zine “Alternative Greetings/Alternative Meetings”, 8.5 x 11 in.
Particulate Matter Index 1.1, 2020

Summer Ventis
Particulate Matter Index 1.1, 2020
flocked wildfire ash on Rising Stonehenge, 26.5 x 40 in.

So much is uncertain. We find ourselves at a boundary, in a margin, on a cusp. The space between the sky and ground, between before and after, between self and other is a space both terrifying and full of possibilities. The works in this exhibition exist in the space between. They engage the dystopian present and ask what possibilities it holds for a more hopeful future.
There is still a ground. There is still a sky.

Summer Ventis’s work uses the printed surface to address internal and external landscapes and their intersections; the imprints we leave on each other and our surroundings and the imprints that our surroundings leave on us. She received a BA in Art from Grinnell College and an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Colorado Boulder. Her work has appeared in national and international exhibitions, and is held by collections including those of the Denver Art Museum and Proyecto ’ace in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a member of Axis Gallery and of the Colorado-based collectives Hyperlink and ARTNAUTS and is Assistant Professor of Printmaking at California State University Sacramento.