Thursday, Mar 29th, 6-9pm
Free and open to the public
Show runs through May 26th.
2017 was a year deeply rooted in the destruction of our institutions, policies, and political process. It was tough for most everyone. We took a hit in our healthcare, national parks, and arts programs. How do we struggle towards renewal? Can artists provide the perspective and wisdom needed to recover?
The Japanese have a method of repairing broken ceramics with gold called “kintsugi”. Kintsugi is when the cracks, the fissures, and the damage, are all a part of its history and are kept visible. It's the art of embracing damage while making something else altogether compelling, reassessed, and possibly even more remarkable then before, in spite of its flawed past.
Adrienne Slane, MARTINEZ E-B, and Rian Brown shed light on these cracks. Their exquisite and beautiful works of contemporary art repair and recalculate the past. They refuse to downplay or ignore the violent and desperate annihilation of our histories. Destruction of Species is a transformative experience that illuminates a thoughtful and contemplative pause, long enough for us to see what has been and what could be again.