TERI DONOVAN

COLIN CARNEY
TERI DONOVAN
TONIA DI RISIO
PETER DYKHUIS
ZEV FARBER
GILLIAN ILES
MARGIE KELK
LYNN CHRISTINE KELLY
SAM MOGELONSKY
GABRIELLE DE MONTMOLLIN
MATTHEW SCHOFIELD
SALLY THURLOW
ELAINE WHITTAKER
XIAOJING YAN 
Curated by Donia Almassi

Inside/Outside

NOVEMBER 28 - DECEMBER 15, 2012


OPENING RECEPTION:  December 6, 6 - 9p.m.

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A box is a structure that protects and contains a precious item within, usually of personal significance.  Symbolically, its shape and function is archetypal and has existed in every culture since the dawn of humankind.  When exploring the meanings of a box, seemingly contradictory imagery pops into one’s head:  protection, boundaries, isolation; the intimate, the unknown, the claustrophobic.  Its walls represent boundaries meant to keep the outside out and the inside within, for better or for worse.  Therefore, for a species that is constantly testing personal and public boundaries on a vast scale, this three-dimensional cube becomes a perfect metaphor for understanding the human condition and our personal relationships with the ‘other’ that surrounds us. 

In this exhibition, Inside/ Outside, fourteen artists have created work that grapples with the meaning of inner and outer restriction.  The material of a box says much about the entity it was designed to envelope, and by whom --- thus, instead of focusing on the content within, these artists have made the boundary itself the subject of their experiment.  Using their own artistic practices as a reference point and the box shape as a point of entry, each member of The Red Head Collective has found a way to address different facets of 'the box' and its implications in a 21st century world.