We live in varying states of isolation; self-imposed, government-imposed. Isolation constructed by science, by knowledge, by fear; by concern for ourselves, those we love, or for those most vulnerable. Some find peace in isolation, while some are isolated against their will or trapped in violent relationships. Those who cannot stay at home must navigate every human interaction through barriers – physical, social, and mental.
The work of these artists points us to the emotive aspects of isolation; a heightened experience of self. We witness isolation as a potentially rich place – meditative, healing. A dreamy world with blurred borders between ordinary and visionary.
MARC LEPSON, Curator