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 is currently exhibiting work by: Etel Adnan, Lynda Benglis, Lee Bontecou, Louise Bourgeois, Kathy Butterly, Vija Celmins, Nicole Cherubini, Judy Cooke, Simone Fattal, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Nan Goldin, Sonia Gomes, Shara Hughes, Lucite Hurtado, Johanna Jackson, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Kimsooja, Deana Lawson, Jasmine Little, Anna Maria Maiolino, Helen Mirra, Kate Newby, Cornelia Parker, Laure Prouvost, Jessi Reaves, Susan Rothenberg, Su-Mei Tse, Sally Saul, Erika Verzutti.
In addition to the rotating art on view, Finding Our Way also includes a contemporary film program with visiting works from both regional and international new media artists. This month we are honored to share Kimsooja's film Sewing into Walking - Kyungju, 1994 (19 min). Kimsooja is a conceptual artist whose work involves performance, video, photography, light, sound, and installation. She interrogates these forms structurally and conceptually and seeks to displace the role of the artist as sole creator. Central to her work is an evolving understanding of the Korean word “bottari," brightly covered bed covers tied in a bundle that symbolize different stories, as a concept. In Sewing into Walking - Kyungju, Kimsooja meditatively gathers fabric in slow motion. With this repetitive act, she explores the ideas of materiality/immateriality, mobility/immobility, and a manner of non-making and non-doing, that inverts the notion of the artist as the predominant actor. Taking us on her journey that evolves with the continuous unfolding of her concept of Bottari, Kimsooja's work invites us to question our existence, the world, and the major challenges we are facing in this era.
Please visit The Checklist, a weekly exploration of works and the artists on view.