Signal: Tri-state Juried ExhibitionJuly 1 - 29, 2018
In the post-modern era, personal expression has been dismissed as an outmoded or trite directive for art-making; but within the current cultural moment, the capacity for personal expression feels both imperative and precarious. While highly visible platforms for expression online are almost universally accessible, that visibility affects how we express ourselves publicly. That same visibility has demonstrably affected our ability to communicate off-line and in person, as well as provoke crucial reflection on whose voices are amplified, and which are authentic.
How can art—whether abstract or figurative—still serve as personal expression?
How can one’s work successfully communicate to an audience through an exhibition?
And how does the work position the artist within a larger community?