Displacement: A Reckoning Of Internal Affairs
A two part exhibition that looks at displacement
Curated by Stacey Reason, MA/MPA Candidate
Displacement is a complex phenomenon that can be translated into many different contexts to ultimately describe when we experience a shift. These shifts happen on many levels and in varying degrees creating a constant flux of conditions that affect our physical, psychological, and emotional situations. Scientists define displacement through the physical exchange of molecules that occur when one substance exerts force on another. Psychologists use displacement to define an unconscious defense mechanism we use to block traumatic events. Through all the different applications and uses of displacement, the characteristic of subjectivity remains a constant. We are constantly subjective to our surroundings, our perceptions, our reactions and the way we carry experiences of displacement in one way or another through life.
An attempt at understanding the subtle to obvious shifts we experience through factors of displacement is addressed in the work of Displacement, A Reckoning Of Internal Affairs. The artists represented in this exhibition explore – and on occasion create – the condition of displacement using traditional fine art mediums as well as progressive, experimental, and unexpected materials and presentations. The work featured includes an interactive sculpture, a crowd-sourced photography project, digitally and manually layered images, complex geometric shapes in paintings and projections, sound installations, collected samplings both real and fictitious, and observations of place and hypothetical spaces. They evoke everything from discomfort to nostalgia, recognition to disconfigurement. - Stacey Reason
A Reckoning, March 7 – April 13, 2014, Huff Gallery at Spalding University, Louisville, KY
Of Internal Affairs, April 18 – May 30, 2014, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, IN
Huff Gallery at Spalding University: Friday, March 7, 6-8 p.m.
New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art: Friday, May 30, 6-8 p.m.
STACEY REASON holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drawing from Murray State University, and has lived and worked in Louisville since 2011. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Curatorial Studies and Masters of Public Administration in Non-Profit Management. She works part-time at Spalding University as a gallery assistant, and has previously taught university courses in studio art in addition to having played an instrumental role in the development of the artists group called the Louisville Artists Syndicate.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Stacey Reason: staceyreason.com/displacement
Huff Gallery at Spalding University: spalding.edu/huff-gallery
Joyce Ogden, Gallery Director at Huff Gallery, JOgden@spalding.edu, 502-873-4436
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