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 

Genevieve Coutroubis
Genevieve Coutroubis
Leah Macdonald's diversity and experience in the realms of photography, encaustic painting and mixed media continue to merge and compliment one another.
Leah Macdonald
Leah Macdonald

Leah Macdonald's diversity and experience in the realms of photography, encaustic painting and mixed media continue…

Leah Macdonald's diversity and experience in the realms of photography, encaustic painting and mixed media continue to merge and compliment one another.…

Leah Macdonald's diversity and experience in the realms of photography, encaustic painting and mixed media continue to merge and compliment one another.…

Jude Lang is an InLiquid artist member, whose work explores the hidden narratives, emotions and perspectives imbued within the objects and beings of our memories.
Jude Lang
Jude Lang

Jude Lang is an InLiquid artist member, whose work explores the hidden narratives, emotions and perspectives imbued within…

Jude Lang is an InLiquid artist member, whose work explores the hidden narratives, emotions and perspectives imbued within the objects and beings of our memories. …

Jude Lang is an InLiquid artist member, whose work explores the hidden narratives, emotions and perspectives imbued within the objects and beings of our memories. …

Nancy Kress is an InLiquid artist member.
Nancy Kress
Nancy Kress

Nancy Kress is an InLiquid artist member.…

Nancy Kress is an InLiquid artist member.…

Nancy Kress is an InLiquid artist member.…

Jacqueline Unanue's current paintings series originated from my method of “calligraphic” painting: using spontaneous drawing, to evoke a primal mode of communication.
Jacqueline Unanue
Jacqueline Unanue

Jacqueline Unanue's current paintings series originated from my method of “calligraphic” painting: using spontaneous drawing,…

Jacqueline Unanue's current paintings series originated from my method of “calligraphic” painting: using spontaneous drawing, to evoke a primal mode of communication.…

Jacqueline Unanue's current paintings series originated from my method of “calligraphic” painting: using spontaneous drawing, to evoke a primal mode of communication.…

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