Don't Turn Around Don't Look Down
LETITIA QUESENBERRY - ROSALIE ROSENTHAL - CHRIS RADTKE - JACOB HEUSTIS - DOMINIC GUARNASCHELLI - DENISE FURNISH - JOHN BROOKS
May 18 - June 30, 2018
This diverse group of artists share common space, energy, and a roof, but each works in his or her own individual manner and with sundry materials. Our exhibition seeks to explore the ways in which, if any, our proximity affects the course of our respective practices. Just as personal relationships grow, change, and develop, visual relationships can function in much the same way. Themes of time, history, uncertainty and unknowing, and the mysteries of the body are recurrent, as well as the presence of simultaneous restraint and exuberance of color.
The exhibition’s title is a mantra to remember that being an artist is real work and that making art requires a great deal of effort and a continuous commitment and recommitment to self-belief. As we are holed away in the cocoons of our studios, making work that we often wonder if anyone will even see, it is good to remember what Vincent van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo in 1883: One must go on working silently, trusting the result to the future.