Through. For. With.
As a group, there is a sense of travel in our work: a sense of the intuitive cyclical flux of moving, coming together, resting and reimagining, and moving on.
Perhaps this is a response to the instability of the world: a collective noticing of how we make meaning and stability, and a search for something new, in meaning or in process. Or it is a wild celebration of that same instability; of the possibilities of multiplicity, of surprise. Either way, In the Door, Out the Window is about the active sense of searching, of reaching out. We are moving through, we are looking for, we are actively verbing the artistic sense of searching.
We begin with the space we are in, and we reach out through pattern, through repetition, through process. Mary Mailler asks us to take a breath and feel where we are, and from this sense of beginnings there is a sense of extending outward in all our work: from Dee Clark’s path-making in her work with labyrinths and the layered storytelling that Özgür Akgün utilizes, to the sense of transparency and peace in Sally Levi’s glass house, to Rachel Nelson’s work with character and the transient nature of identity. This extension involves surprise and discovery, as in Alex Gross’s engagement with the way systems expose themselves, to John Sullivan’s instruments, resonant with possibility.
We are all engaging with our systems of understanding to ask who we are, and what we see, hear, think, feel, and move toward.