Exhibition Opening: Visual Implications
Please join us in KUNSTRAUM’s gallery space for the exhibition opening of Visual Implications curated by our current curator-in-residence, Ashley Ouderkirk. This will be the second venue of the group show’s two-location group exhibition. On view will be an immersive installation of art works by Charles Clary, as well as paintings by Nanse Kawashima.
Visual Implications will explore how artists tap into our 21st century visual comprehension through gesture, symbolism, and pop-culture iconography— all deeply rooted in art historical traditions. In a flood of text messages, emails, and notifications, we have shifted our focus away from the written word, and instead, have gravitated towards a visual vocabulary of selfies, memes, and iconographic and pop culture references that signal both personal identities and worldviews, and serve as symbols of literacy and community connectedness in our rapidly developing upcycling image culture. Using the artworks of Charles Clary, Nanse Kawashima, and Cassandra Zampini, viewers are invited to flex their visual literacy by recognizing familiar gestures, symbols, and icons while contemplating the artist’s intention behind each work.