February 07, 2020 at 11:00am 3 hrs
Nox Contemporary Art Gallery 440 S 400 West Suite, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, United States
Tracing The Untraceable [email protected]
On Friday December 6th 2019, Nox Contemporary will be presenting the exhibition Tracing The Untraceable by Lydia Gravis. There will be a public reception that evening, during the Salt Lake City Gallery Stroll, from 6-9 p.m Tracing The Untraceable is a body of work that has evolved over the last eight years. This exhibition stems from the Lydia's empathetic desire to respond to situations that she or others feel, but don’t necessarily understand; (situations that may seem senseless, or tragic) that connect us to our collective experience of being human. She's fascinated by experiences that aren’t easily defined, but that are undoubtedly felt. This is an abstract idea. Instead of taking something specific, and abstracting its essence, her work attempts to take something abstract, like the idea of liminal psychological space, and suggest its specificity through visual language. We are often overwhelmed by experiences we don’t understand, but at the same time we can also be seduced by our want to understand them. She uses mark-making and obsessive micro-textures to express that tension. By conjuring and obscuring biomorphic shapes with graphite and water media she attempts to depict these infinite spaces of human experience, giving the illusion of form to something that seems present but simultaneously formless. Tracing The Untraceable will be open to the public Monday Through Friday,11 am - 2 pm (excluding the week of Christmas, New Year's Eve, & New Year's Day ) through Friday February 7th. There will be a final reception on Friday January 17th, 6-9 pm during the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll. For more information please contact [email protected]
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