Over the past 10 years the lumber room has established itself as a meeting ground, exhibition space and private residence, with a goal of creating access and community around a shared interest in the arts. Our current exhibition aims to highlight the idea of the lumber room as a place in-between roles; a site that strives for domestic comfort while inviting discourse around contemporary art. Finding Our Way explores the collection as a point of entry for understanding the person who built it, Sarah Miller Meigs, and the artists and ideas she supports.
With an intention of engaging the collection within the setting of a home, this exhibit will experiment with informal modes of display and a regular rotation of work being moved in and throughout the space.
Finding Our Way begins with work by: Phyllida Barlow, Lee Bontecou, Geles Cabrera, Talia Chetrit, Rose Dickson, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Suzan Frecon, Magdalena Suarez Frimkess, ektor garcia, Sonia Gomes, Lonnie Holley, Maryam Hosseini, Sheree Hovsepian, Johanna Jackson, Martha Jungwirth, Elisabeth Klee, Zoe Leonard, Anna Maria Maiolino, Helen Mirra, Ragen Moss, Ulrike Müller, Erin Jane Nelson, Kate Newby, Ann Cathrin November Høibo, Cornelia Parker, Laure Prouvost, Mary Obering, B. Ingrid Olson, Sally Saul, Oana Stanciu, and Jesse Wine.
In addition to the rotating art on view, Finding Our Way will also include a contemporary film program with visiting works from both regional and international new media artists. Our film program begins with a mini-documentary titled Échale Sávila, 2019 (12 min.) by Los Angeles based filmmaker Caitlin Diaz. Guided by the music project Sávila, the film finds the band interviewing their mothers as they speak on themes of Mexican-American identity, resilience, inter-generational healing, and beauty shot through the lense of super-8 film.
Please visit The Checklist, a weekly exploration of works and the artists on view.