Artists: Danielle Ezzo, Yunmi Her, Laura Lappi, Nkiruka Oparah, Elise Peterson, Sheida Soleimani, Jessica Thalmann
Screen, as a term, is inherently riddled with division—it protects and projects. Screen(ing) speaks in and around the screen in order to explore the limits and possibilities of the screen as both a surface and sorting mechanism.
Screen(ing) takes a stab at techno-intimacy as a way to rethink the digital divide. The artistic practices represented in Screen(ing) run the gamut from video, photography, and site-specific installation to sculpture, prose, and collage. Each artist approached the exhibition with a willingness and vulnerability to experiment with the screen, and discover how its multifaceted qualities might connect their artistic practice to an online audience. By listening to a recording of a studio visit in all its rawness, to peering in on a live stream showcasing the artist at work, spectators can partake in the screening, love on the artist, and get closer to the artists’ representational space inside the screen. Through these two screens, audiences arrive at a subjective reconsideration of how artists make art, a discursive window past the screen and into the screening.
– Ikechukwu Casmir Onyewuenyi (curator)