PRIVATE UNIVERSES/PERSONAL SPACES INVITES THE VIEWER
inside the personal spaces of six artists who are linked by their common background in photography; all six earned photography MFAs along their artistic paths. Their work for this exhibition includes actual photographs, masking tape canvases, the sound of human hair, and galaxies swirled from entomology pins.
We begin in a light-tight tent with two installations, from Gillian Brown’s Works on Becoming series, that combine translucent sculpture and projected video. In The Beginning of Language we hear a woman’s voice whispering Sanskrit vowels while light projects onto a small, wax-covered paper book suspended in the throat of a fabric neck sculpture. The video image emerging from the book’s centerfold morphs into graceful birds that are visually amplified by the voice as they fly outward and dissolve. It is very hard to stop watching these syllables take flight. …
(excerpt from Critical Reflection Section)