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Ephemerality: A Juried Exhibition

April 21, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

April 4 – April 21, 2023
Reception: Friday, April 21, 5-7pm.

Strata Gallery presents the Juried Exhibition, Ephemerality, juried by Jennifer Van. There is a special reception on April 21 from 5-7 pm. Jennifer Van, Director of Strata Gallery, selected the work of 40 artists from Arizona, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Canada for inclusion in this exhibition.

This juried exhibition features artwork that speak to the ephemeral—the fleeting moments in life that are attempted to be captured in art. In the 19th century, both Romanticism and Impressionism created a shift to form a new sense of beauty in nature and impressions of the moment. Futurism in the 20th century, also presented the ephemeral in an attempt to embody movement. Expressionism attempted to capture emotions in art. Further Surrealism explored dreams and memories in artwork. In this digital age, ephemerality is present in our day to day lives. Ephemerality speaks to the difficulty of capturing the world around us, as well as a desire to preserve it or to enact change.

Jessica Clark’s, Lumbee Family Values No. 10, oil painting shows the everyday life of the Lumbee people and preserves this moment in Clark’s painting. Gerald Habarth’s, Voyager Birdman, creates an ephemeral dreamlike state through animation of line drawings and video clips. K.J.Herb’s, Prologue: Home is a Feeling Not a Place of Residence, photograph captures those fleeting moments in life that appear as quickly as they disappear. Fiona Howarth’s, Glacial Retreat, photograph shows the impermanence of the landscape.

Sarah Sanford’s, Pedestal no.1, serigraph explores the interconnectedness and impermanence of the passage of time, while speaking to the fragmentation of ourselves. Noah S. Thompson’s, Grasping for a memory, lumen print creates a dreamlike and intimate moment in addition to the image itself that changes over time due to the material itself. Nicholas Valdés’, me in you in me, photographic college creates a new reality from past memories and moments. These works are just to name a few – there are so many more to explore in this exhibition. This juried exhibition features digital animation, painting, photography, projection, sculpture, serigraph, and mixed media artworks.

Strata Gallery is open from 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday–Saturday. For more information about Strata Gallery, the current exhibit, and the future schedule of events, please visit the Strata Gallery website and Instagram.

Exhibiting Artists: Abbey Hepner, Allen Morris, Bernice Ficek-Swenson, Beverly Todd, Brianna Tadeo, Caity Salamanca, Chris Wubbena, Elaine Duncan, Faith Purvey, Fiona Howarth, Gary Duehr, Gerald Habarth, Jacey Coca, Jacqueline Mallegni, Jennifer Tepper, Jessica Clark, Jessica Lanham, Jessie Rebik, Jill Christian, Jo Cosme, John Scott, Jose Santos P. Ardivilla, Joseph Farbrook, Jp Gibson, Julia Paul, KJ Herb, Lauris Phillips, Lucien V. Sebastian, Luke Graham, Mark Reynolds, Matt Gallien, Megan Jacobs, Mehrdad Mirzaie, Michael Donnelly, Nicholas Valdés, Noah S. Thompson, Sarah Knight, Sarah Sanford, Savannah Jane Walton, Shaelyn Moody

About the Juror: Jennifer Van is the Director and co-founder of Strata Gallery. She currently works and lives in Los Angeles, California. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions in California, New Mexico, and New York City.
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April 21
5:00 pm—7:00 pm
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