Do Not Disconnect
self-curated group exhibition
Do Not Disconnect is a statement. It warns that something will be lost if communications cease.
Do Not Disconnect is based on the idea that effective dialogue consists of an equal transfer of information. Do Not Disconnect investigates the conundrum of creating artwork at a time when distance is paradoxically diminished and increased. This exhibition includes artists interested in tenuous connections that exist within the context of an increasingly informative era. By creating a gathering space within the gallery setting, the artists intend to engage the audience in creating their own connections with the artwork, the artists, and with other audience members. Throughout the exhibit, the artists negotiate how we re-contextualize information to define our own perceptions of identity, culture, and society. By exploring how we navigate and filter experiences that bind us individually and collectively, Do Not Disconnect seeks to examine our relationships to our environment, our materials, and to one another.
The body of work in this exhibit represents a diverse group of artists working with various materials and media. The exhibition includes sculptors, painters, technology based artists, public works artists, and fiber artists, which have all assembled to create work around this central theme.