ICOSA Collective presents "these, our precious scars" opening reception

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"these, our precious scars" opening reception
Alltagsgeschichte series (detail), Alyssa Taylor Wendt, 2018. Photo by Alyssa Taylor Wendt

ICOSA Collective presents "these, our precious scars," a collaborative exhibition of sculpture, photography and installation created by sculptor Erin Cunningham and multi-disciplinary artist Alyssa Taylor Wendt. Taking inspiration from the Japanese philosophies behind wabi-sabi and kintsugi, the pair has joined forces and mediums to investigate imperfection, longevity, hope and revealing seams.

Their processes of melting metal, casting, tearing and gilding consider alchemy and layers of inherited narrative to explore failure, impermanence, industrialization and the misrepresentation of brokenness. From rising Phoenix birds to remnants of the auto industry and interactive vulnerability, the show will prove to be a healing journey into the spirit of our times.

The last show for ICOSA in this physical space, the exhibition is a fitting testimony to the positive power of change and creation by creating magic out of destitution. Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through May 19.

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916 Springdale Rd. Bldg 2, #10
Austin, TX 78702