'Everyday Forms' brings together works embodying, reflecting, and challenging the various notions forming our contemporary lives.
Framed or unframed, these forms represent our varying daily environments, they are our routines, the cultures and traditions that nurture them. They are an absence, an omission, a struggle or a challenge. They are a moment or an era, a good friend or a dance…They structure, inhabit, and thus impact our everyday lives.
For many of the artists, the use of color is important and often explosive, whether as an abstraction or as a direct representation of their very personal experience. Others chose to focus on the production of their work itself rather than the finished work- the experience of the process is the foremost quality. Finally, one or more artists elevated the personal to the political, using their craft to highlight pressing issues in our society from the under or the mis representation of minority figures in mass media to limiting gender tropes. The shape and the shaping of the self are driving forces.
As a whole, The exhibition will investigate the different ways in which the artists look at the Now and invite the viewer to reflect upon the nature, the function, the causes and effects of these forms, and to question the need to define or redefine them.