Making (or, The Iceberg Paradox)

Monday, June 17, 2019 to Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Hopkins Hall Gallery

Reception: Thursday, June 27 | 4-5 p.m.
Admission is free and open to the public.

What goes unseen is often what is most formidable. Like an iceberg, our work and research are below the surface, but vitally support what is above. Understanding the rigor of graduate studies, we are attuned to the value of how, why, and what we make. Making is generative, accidental, relentless, embedded into our daily practices, and overlooked. It appears as annotations in the margins, doodles, castings, lists of ideas, sketches, outlines, and beyond. Making (or, The Iceberg Paradox) considers and intimately explores the granules of making, the building up toward something determinate.  

Like the very process of making, Making (or, The Iceberg Paradox) is a set of questions. Answers, if any, are ambiguous or amorphous, coming and going in new directions and appearing in unexpected forms. The key question this exhibition addresses is, what kinds of things are made when it seems as though making is not happening? Materialized in a variety of forms, the exhibition addresses evidence of making, experimental engagement with one’s practice, and the back end of research processes. We wonder how academic contexts register our labor as such.

Making (or, The Iceberg Paradox) is a group show featuring work, practices, and processes by Becca Arday, Teri Bailey, Dustin Brinkman, co-curator Shahid Khan, and Maggie Schmiegelow.

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