Participating Artists: Amy Guion Clay and Caroline Douglas, Louise Grauer, Kristen Snedeker, and Adventure Painting*.
*Adventure Painting exhibition co-curated by Johnny Defeo and Aaron Zulpo, including artists: Johnny Defeo, Daniel M. Granitto, Chris Kannen, Grace Kennison, Aitor Lajarain-Encina, Marius Lehene, Robert Martin, Erika Osborne, Mike Piggott, Raychael Stine, Tracy Stuckey, and Aaron Zulpo
As a play on words, “Traveling Exhibition” often refers to an exhibition that is presented to the public in the same way at multiple venues. Traveling Exhibition, in this context, unfolds this concept and reflects back on the artists’ personal experience, combining and showcasing multiple locations of artistic inspiration presented within one venue.
The works on view speak to our human connection to travel and our ability to reflect on experiences through art-making that at one time inspire us and at another moment intrigue us enough to ask more questions. From invented bodies of water in sparse landscapes, to reflective works created years after visiting a destination, the artists included in this exhibition all ground their work in the phenomenological presence of location. Finding wonder within a space that is not your own, investigating how one orients within a new environment, and the self-exploration that comes from movement to and within a new area are all explored through the range of works presented throughout this exhibition.