MASS Gallery presents "staycation iv: (un)promised potential" opening weekend
MASS Gallery will present "staycation iv: (un)promised potential," featuring works by Robert Jackson Harrington, Annie Miller, Liz Rodda, and Tammie Rubin. The exhibition explores concepts that generate and change through repetition, contradiction, and fictional narratives; in so doing, the works in this exhibition create space for new potentials.
Miller’s work considers the inability to fully realize desire and confronts cultural expectations of femininity and aging. Rubin explores the power of objects in forming identity and enacting ritual as well as their capacity to transform, allowing space for new associations to take place in her installations. Rodda employs found video and imagery in her installation work, creating new contexts unintended by the original maker and finding new potentials in these materials. Harrington creates drawings and sculptural installations from everyday materials that suggest a kinetic function, an ultimately false narrative that exposes our understanding of potentiality as having to “work.” In an age of failing systems, nearly one year into a global pandemic, how have we come to accept the loop of futile promises? And how does art counter these promises?
The exhibition will remain on display through March 14.