‘Between I & Thou’ Opening Reception
‘Between I & Thou’ includes artists from many different areas of the globe, exploring
interconnections between the personal, cultural, religious and national. The works reflect the
human need to tell the story of self and society, offering a rich conversation about the sameness
and differentness among us. There is an emphasis on the inclusion of senior artists whose works cogently reflect lives lived across significant changes in history. ‘Between I & Thou’ celebrates diversity.
Discussing this, Livia Straus, HVCCA Director, said,
“Faith Ringgold is arguably one of the most renowned African American living artists. Her work in quilts, drawings and book form speak to social justice as well as the stories and memories of her own childhood. Judith Zabar works through free association, her painting/drawings often beginning with doodled thoughts done at odd times, mining her subconscious. Other artists’ works overlay personal with cultural cues, like Aminah Robinson who interweaves memory laden buttons and fabrics from discarded, overused clothing, embroidering her assemblages with words referencing her spiritual journey as she treads the time worn stones of Jerusalem. An artist like Leonardo Drew draws on the materials that surround us as well as comfort us, such as cotton batting from mattresses now disposed of, but when recycled into art carry the stuff of our dreams.”
Entering HVCCA, one is confronted by Asya Reznikov’s mother images: the artist gathering nursing milk over several months, filling bottles to overflow. In our video room is an installation by Peter Bynum, whose illuminated glass paintings bring us into the biological structure of our oneness. This is an exhibition seeking to touch upon the common hopes, needs and dreams that must take us, as human beings, to that which leads to a more caring and peaceful existence, one is modeled within the ‘I in Thou’.
• Cristina Alvarez-Arnold • Laura Battle • Peter Bynum • Orly Cogan • Leonardo Drew • Camille Eskell • Kristján Gudmundsson • Erika Harrsch • Meg Hitchcock • Chris Jones • Remy Jungerman • Barbara Korman • Cal Lane • Katherine Mangiardi • Todd Murphy • Brigitte Nahon • Susan Obrant • Jong Oh • Margaret Loy Pula • Liz Quisgard • Raquel Rabinovich • Asya Reznikov • Faith Ringgold • Aminah Robinson (Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson) • Antonio Santin • Yardena Donig Youner • Jayoung Yoon • Judith Zabar •