In Main Gallery
Eva Drizhal: Between
Eva was born in l951 in Prague, Czech republic. There She attended a school of art and design before emigrating to the United States in l979. Drizhal’s work is inspired by nature, botany, science, and microscopic images. Her sculptures brings the viewer into a world that exists beyond sight.
This show, titled “BETWEEN,” exhibits Eva’s paintings which are created on plywood and incorporate 3D texturing to exaggerate the image. Made with paper, clay, & acrylic paint the work is in the realm between painting and sculpture, between figurative and abstract between the real and the surreal
In the Beacon Room
AM DeBrincat: Power Moves
Power Moves is a solo show of new work by AM DeBrincat which explores the way that language simultaneously separates us and brings us together. For this one-room immersive installation, DeBrincat covers the gallery walls with one word collected in twenty five languages. The artist collected the word for the sound it makes when someone punches someone, a sound of people simultaneously physically coming together and propelling each other apart. The word is represented here in Arabic, Chinese, Creole, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Farsi, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Maltese, Mandarin, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, and Urdu. The artist gathered these words by asking people she knew who spoke these languages, and then transforming their answers into handmade wallpaper custom-designed for this space.
Viewers are encouraged to find the word in the language(s) they know, to come together with each other and the work by taking selfies with the installation, and to contribute this word in languages not yet represented on these walls in the guestbook.
Seeing these words from around the world side by side the walls, linguistic similarities as well as differences emerge, suggesting how language is both universal and specific, and exploring how language has the power to both unite and divide us.
AM DeBrincat is a multidisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Originally from San Francisco, California, DeBrincat received an MFA from Parsons the New School for Design in 2012. DeBrincat’s work has been highlighted in group exhibitions throughout the US and abroad, and featured in solo exhibitions in New York City, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Virginia, and Houston. Recent residencies and grants include residencies at MASS MoCA, The Wassaic Project, and Chashama, and grants from the Durst Foundation and the Deming Foundation. See more at www.amdebrincat.com.