ICOSA Collective presents "Rhumb Line" opening reception
In "Rhumb Line," Amy Bench and Jenn Wilson explore how narratives are structured: always appearing to move forward yet occasionally twisting and bending, obscuring parts of the story.
In her work, Bench explores the complex and often contradictory feelings and states of mind associated with childbirth and early motherhood: building and losing connection, being tethered and yearning for escape, fragmentary thinking, and impermanence. Her work is a self reflection of her non-linear postpartum journey.
Meanwhile, Jenn Wilson explores the practice of narrative painting - weaving stills from bygone television flops, found photography, memories, comic panels, and images from Song dynasty scrolls. The resulting depictions allow the viewer to freely infer the narrative. Together they demonstrate that artistic expression seldom follows a straight path, but perhaps one of a rhumb line.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through September 14.