Opening Reception: Friday, September 27, 5:30–8 pm
Or Both is an experimental two-part exhibition that includes a solo presentation of work by Ulrike Müller alongside a group show of works by Martin Beck, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Jennie C. Jones, Eric N. Mack, Medrie MacPhee, Dona Nelson, and Deborah Remington. Moving in and out of painting, Müller employs a range of materials, techniques, and image formats including drawing, enamel on steel, collage, monotype, and woven wool rugs. Taking Müller's practice as a point of departure, the group show is organized around compositional strategies and methods of decision making rather than around a shared subject matter or theme, opening up new possibilities for reading artworks together that might not seem immediately connected. Organized and curated by Mia Locks.
"Or Both hinges on a desire to occupy multiple positions at once. It is both a solo show and a group show simultaneously. Rather than assume one format, this exhibition considers how these two formats might fold inward onto one another instead. Can a single exhibition hold both, do both, be both? What kinds of thinking might such an arrangement yield."
– Mia Locks
This exhibition is the first in our Visiting Curators Initiative series, a program that focuses on fostering creative opportunities for independent curators, allowing them to experiment in a new environment full of collaborative possibilities.