Fountain Street Gallery opens its international juried show, SPACE INVADERS, featuring work by forty-two artists who utilize an array of media including paint, fibers, graphite, video, and photography, as they explore the world around them.
SPACE INVADERS explores the concept and our understanding of space as it defines our world and our relationship to reality; from personal space to public space, from empty space to over-filled spaces, and from smaller formal moments in a composition to the vast conceptual realm of human thought. Space, in its myriad forms, serves as a place for self-conscious reflection, calling into question our own awareness of the area through which we move and occupy, while forging new connections to the world around us.
The work in SPACE INVADERS offers an array of differing perspectives on how to define and explore space. If one thinks of mark-making, formally speaking, one might consider that the space between the marks is just as important as the marks themselves. Often, what is edited out of the work is just as important as what is kept. If science tells us that matter can neither be created nor destroyed, is the absence of a thing still the thing?
Lani Asuncion, Isabel Beavers, David Lee Black, Sally Bousquet, Emily Brodrick, Steven Cabral, Gabriella Carboni, Kathline Carr, Sammy Chong, Donna Corvi, Marie Craig, Carrie Crane, Becky Davis, Anthony Falcetta, Carrie Fonder, Joseph Fontinha, Robert Goss-Kennedy, Morgan Hamilton, Robert Kephart, Crystalle Lacouture, Nat Martin, Ryota Matsumoto, Vicki McKenna, Darren McManus, Susan Morelock, Samantha Morris, Jane Paulson, Stacey Piwinski, Denise M. Riggs, Allison Maria Rodriguez, Karen Rothman, S.K. Sahni, Karin Eda Sanborn, Allegra Shunk, Rebecca Skinner, Brad Story, Ardea Thurston-Shaine, Dorothea Van Camp, Hannah Verlin, Catherine Weber, Timothy Wilson, Meirav Zaks-Zilberman
Image: Morgan Hamilton, Department of Exclusion, cotton, grommets and thread, 8' x 6', $500