About the exhibition
Surrender to the warm current as it carries you away. In these chaotic and claustrophobic times, we are all in need of an escape route. Images of exotic landscapes and languid creatures, joyful snapshots of friends traversing imaginary topographies, and depictions of luscious plants bathed in sunlight now have more power than ever, providing us with a portal to fantastical serenity. This selection of works, many of which deftly entwine practices rooted in craft with artful ingenuity, offer portrayals of paradise, its inhabitants, and some of the necessities you might bring along on an idyllic excursion. The respite you desire is more accessible than you think - don’t forget to bring a book.
About the selector
Caitlin McCormack (b. 1988) is a fiber artist based in Philadelphia, PA. Her crocheted cotton sculptures depict subjects in various states of decay, mingling with rhizospheric debris and half-forgotten nostalgic murmurs, exploring themes such as isolation, mental illness, and the intersection of gender and craft. McCormack received her BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Her sculptures have appeared in Juxtapoz Magazine, Bust Magazine, Hyperallergic, and Smithsonian, and have been featured in solo and group exhibitions at The Mütter Museum, The Taubman Museum of Art, Mesa Contemporary Art Museum, Museum Rijswijk, Hashimoto Contemporary, The Fort Wayne Museum of Art, and most recently at SPRING/BREAK Art Show in NYC.
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