ICOSA Collective presents Leon Alesi and Amy Bench: "Nothing Is" opening day
The journey, the process, the times in between, the present moment in which we find ourselves: "Nothing Is" features photographs, video, and installation works by Leon Alesi and Amy Bench. These works deconstruct and reassemble artifacts, transitional objects, talismans, and icons as expressions of momentary (or eternal) tension
For his process, Alesi seeks out landscapes that exhibit a definitive presence and ancient permanence. Foraging artistic material within the confines of his neighborhood, he assembles forgotten cultures and histories out of the residual evidence. Through assemblage, Alesi’s works reveal the spirit of the natural world, while his photographs provide an artifact of the future ruins of our civilization.
Bench’s work focuses on the transitional space between earth and the heavens, and the evolution of the soul in its journey. The notion of marching to the beyond guides questions of cosmic consciousness, the pursuit of spiritual lightness or refuge, and divine destiny. The work is an exploration of inexplicable phenomenon, a search for lingering evidence of the departed.
The artists collaborated with composer Curtis Heath and designer Lisa Laratta on video and installation pieces.
The exhibition will be on display 24 hours/day in the front window through April 3.