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Opening Reception: Inner Sanctuaries: Exploring Domestic Spaces

April 26, 5:00 pm7:00 pm


Inner Sanctuaries: Exploring Domestic Spaces
opening reception: Friday, April 26, 5-7 pm
on view: April 23–May 10, 2024

Inner Sanctuaries: Exploring Domestic Space, a juried exhibition curated by Stephanie J. Woods, invites contemplation on themes of grief, joy, sacredness, gender constructs, femininity, loneliness, memory, animal kinship, and the delicate interplay of existence. Through a diverse array of disciplines, including paintings, sculpture, photography, textiles, collages, drawings, and works on paper, this exhibition unfolds as a gentle ode to the sanctuaries we call home.

Selected with care, each artist offers a unique perspective, urging viewers to ponder the complexities of domesticity with both tenderness and introspection. These thirty-three featured artworks serve as whispers of cultural memory, prompting us to question the boundaries between the private and the public, the seen and the unseen. From the use of breast milk as a material language to the intimate embrace of self-swaddling and the use of everyday objects, this exhibition becomes an invitation to explore the essence of home and the sanctity of the human experience.

Exhibiting Artists:
Aileen Bahmanipour, Ali Hval, Briena Harmening, Caitlin Carcerano, Carolyn Berry, Charis Fleshner, Delaney McRitchie, Elaine Hullihen, Eleanor Oakes, Elisabeth Williams, Ellan Luna, Emily Grace McCoy, Hannah Altman, Heather Merckle, Hedda Neelsen, Hugo Ximello-Salido, Jeanette Hammerstein, Joni P. Gordon, Justin Carney, Karly Jean Kainz, Katria Foster, Lauren Allen, Mariah Cameron Scee, Paul Braverman, Rebecca Cohen, Robert King, Roxanne Darling, Ruiqi Xu, Sam Bennett, Stacy Isenbarger, Veronica Ceci, William Luka

About the Juror:
Stephanie J. Woods is a multimedia artist based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she is an Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Art at the University of New Mexico. Working primarily in the fields of photography, fiber, video, and sculpture. She creates mixed-media works, handcrafting the props featured in her photographs. Raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, she cultivates an artistic practice concerned with exploring Black American culture, identity, and the impact of involuntary cultural assimilation.


April 26
5:00 pm—7:00 pm
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