Vulnerability of Memory

As InLiquid welcomes in a new year, new gallery, and its new members with New Now, where artists will share their most recent works, many express the elusive, yet familiar, ideas of memory and its fragile, vulnerable nature.

Emily Orzech has always explored human movement and mass within our environments, but now brings an extra personal touch of family, illness, and identity within the artist’s usual context:

Emily Orzech. Rest. 14″x16″. Reduction woodblock on kitakata Paper

“Rest is part of the new series of work, Family History, which was catalyzed by my late partner’s illness and my experience navigating the health system. I use self-portraiture as a way to reconstruct memory, re-performing and photographing habitual motions, which I then translate into woodblock and silkscreen prints. The works are not so much about diagnosis, disease, or dying as they are about the liminal space of living in between.”

 

Sarah Slate conveys the “tension inherent in the vulnerability of cut paper” and uses that to explore how her figures’ straddle inner psyche and physical reality.

Sarah Slate. Too Little Too Late. 30″x18″x6″. Cut Paper, Gouache, Pen.

“The cutting is meditative,” states Slate.  The time-consuming, meticulous process allows the artist time to really let the weight of her work sink in and establish emotional connections, creating an intuitive bridge to draw people and objects from memory.

 

Veronica Constable. Sweet Dreams. 48″x86″. Colored pencil on paper.

Veronica Constable‘s work embodies the softness of memory and its fragility, while edged in the trauma she wishes for her viewers to acknowledge:

“I am interested in the idea of the gaze, the nuances associated with the notion of agency of the subject and the image, and depicting trauma through life-sized colored pencil drawings of my sisters. Disregarding stereotypes, dysfunctional behavior can be incredibly subtle or explicit, thus making it difficult to see and understand. I am interested in bringing attention to these issues not only to the art world but to a larger demographic as well. Sweet Dreams questions perceptions of trauma while engaging in a dialogue with the psychoanalytic notion of the uncanny as it relates to the aesthetics of nostalgia.”

View The New Now Exhibition on Artsy 

Matina Marki Tillman is a born and raised Greek, currently living in Connecticut.  Her culture combined with her university background in Greek Medieval and Modern Literature and Poetry has been a constant source of inspiration for her lifelong interest in drawing the human.
Matina Marki Tillman
Matina Marki Tillman

Matina Marki Tillman is a born and raised Greek, currently living in Connecticut. Her culture combined with her university…

Matina Marki Tillman is a born and raised Greek, currently living in Connecticut. Her culture combined with her university background in Greek Medieval and Modern Literature and Poetry has been a constant…

Matina Marki Tillman is a born and raised Greek, currently living in Connecticut. Her culture combined with her university background in Greek Medieval and Modern Literature and Poetry has been a constant source of inspiration…

Sarah Zwerling is a digital collage, animation and video installation artist. In addition to exhibition projects, Sarah has completed site-specific commissions, including a large installation on view at the Philadelphia International Airport. Her work brings focus to natural forms through a digital process of simplifying photographic images.
Sarah Zwerling
Sarah Zwerling

Sarah Zwerling is a digital collage, animation and video installation artist. In addition to exhibition projects, Sarah has…

Sarah Zwerling is a digital collage, animation and video installation artist. In addition to exhibition projects, Sarah has completed site-specific commissions, including a large installation on view at…

Sarah Zwerling is a digital collage, animation and video installation artist. In addition to exhibition projects, Sarah has completed site-specific commissions, including a large installation on view at the Philadelphia International…

Heather Ossandon, a ceramist who works in both the functional and decorative arts. Her work explores both the rituals of the everyday and special occasions.
Heather Ossandon
Heather Ossandon

Heather Ossandon, a ceramist who works in both the functional and decorative arts. Her work explores both the rituals of…

Heather Ossandon, a ceramist who works in both the functional and decorative arts. Her work explores both the rituals of the everyday and special occasions.…

Heather Ossandon, a ceramist who works in both the functional and decorative arts. Her work explores both the rituals of the everyday and special occasions.…

Annie Stone cuts out images and uses a unique technique to attach them to each other, interweaving them in a way that creates shapes independent of any background.
Annie Stone
Annie Stone

Annie Stone cuts out images and uses a unique technique to attach them to each other, interweaving them in a way that creates…

Annie Stone cuts out images and uses a unique technique to attach them to each other, interweaving them in a way that creates shapes independent of any background.…

Annie Stone cuts out images and uses a unique technique to attach them to each other, interweaving them in a way that creates shapes independent of any background.…

Scott Troxel draws on the aesthetics of bygone technology and the forward-looking designs of the Atomic Age and mid-century modernism to make dynamic, retrofuturist wooden wall sculptures that evoke nostalgia for the past as much as they look to the future. Fascinated by the way pieces of technology, culture, and design reveal their age, Scott aims to make works that cannot be pinned to a specific era.  By utilizing new and reclaimed wood, metal, plastics and other materials, Scott's mixed media sculptural work defies normal classification.
Scott Troxel
Scott Troxel

Scott Troxel draws on the aesthetics of bygone technology and the forward-looking designs of the Atomic Age and mid-century…

Scott Troxel draws on the aesthetics of bygone technology and the forward-looking designs of the Atomic Age and mid-century modernism to make dynamic, retrofuturist wooden wall sculptures that evoke nostalgia…

Scott Troxel draws on the aesthetics of bygone technology and the forward-looking designs of the Atomic Age and mid-century modernism to make dynamic, retrofuturist wooden wall sculptures that evoke nostalgia for the past…

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