Forage | Gather
Exhibition dates: October 21 – December 9, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 21 | 5:00PM – 7:00PM
The five sculptors featured in this exhibition engage in the act of foraging as a means of connecting with their surroundings. Whether it involves rummaging through a trash can, exploring a hardware store, visiting a craft shop, or simply observing the side of the road, these artists perceive the potential for artistic expression in unexpected places.
Sometimes the artists are treasure hunters, actively seeking out a material with strong cultural associations; other times a material may unexpectedly appear right on the doorstep inviting one to succumb to serendipity. Integral to the practice of all these artists is the ability to respond and create work based on the found material’s potential. This process requires a resourcefulness and openness to the unknown. The artists in the exhibition cut, sew, paint, glue and wrap in order to explore a material’s possibilities.
It may be no accident that the sculptors all tend to reference biological forms, which reflects the organic and random nature of finding and experimenting.
A catalog accompanying the show will be released on December 2nd, alongside an artist walkthrough.
Forage | Gather is organized by FOCA Curators Lab recipient Carolyn Mason.
Claire Chambless, Chenhung Chen, Gina Herrerra, Victoria May, Carolyn Mason