Artists included in APPROPINQUATION are Leslie Baum, Shannon Finley, Jamisen Ogg, Min Song and Dannielle Tegeder.
For as long as there has been iconography or idols, monuments to ideas, time, and space have been placed in areas of engagement. With sculpture, the floor is burdened with supporting these objects – creating zones of inferred meaning within the viewer’s personal space. Simultaneously, the wall offers a ready template for parallel experiences: tempting, embracing and occasionally expelling. Sometimes this can be subtle, verging on the subliminal, and other times sensational – implying forces that resonant in one’s core.
For the artists in APPROPINQUATION (n. A drawing nigh; approach / the act of coming into near relation or proximity / The act of bringing remote things near), participation is implied and relationships are encouraged within the act of seeing. From the austere to the sybaritic, the way we move around, up to and beside works of art can be a tangential experience. The viewer is invited to consider their personal space as it relates to each object. Approaching this art is encouraged from every angle.