November 7 – December 19, 2014
Curated by Lovina Purple
Artists: Diane Bowen, Julia Colavita, Sarah Hewitt, Roxanne Jackson, Rachel Kohn, Victoria Manning, Elizabeth Knowles, Jasmine Murrell, Sono Osato & Kris Scheifele
Opening: Friday, November 7, 6-8PM
Artists Talk: Saturday, November 22, 2-4PM
ISE Cultural Foundation is pleased to present a group exhibition “The Right Amount of Wrong” curated by Lovina Purple.
“Right” and “wrong” are subjective terms. Decided by cultural norms; actions, behaviors, even markings are regarded as “good or bad” according to these standards in their particular place and time. This exhibition focuses on work that balances on the edge of these descriptions. They combine questioning of ethical and cultural “norms” with a slightly disturbing edge while remaining aesthetically beautiful in their artistic renditions. They are the perfect blend, or “the right amount of wrong.”
Each of the artists and works in this exhibit use some form of a cultural identification with “wrong” and turns it into “right” through their aesthetic choices of material, action and form. Hints of recognizable references from bones and blood to x-rays and hands are transformed into whimsical sculptures, installations, paintings and drawings. The works suck you into their worlds of beauty within the realm of decay, injury and wit as each artist plays with your emotions in a world of discovery and intrigue.
Left: Sarah Hewitt, “My Trophy”, Center: Rachel Kohn, “Spatial Entanglement IV”, Right: Victoria Manning, “Arc-de-Circle”