Over and Under (wish you could be here)
AN EXHIBITION INTERUPTED
“This exhibition is informed by the interchange of ideas and material, the crisscrossing of bodies and objects, and the weaving of histories and personal narratives. Over 200 artists submitted artwork for consideration; 16 were ultimately selected whose work resonated with these ideas. Much like warp and weft threads interlace to form a visible pattern through the weaving process, each work hints at deeper implications sitting just beneath the surface.” – Kevin B. Chen, Juror
In mid-March 2020, staff at Richmond Art Center had just hung the last artwork for the exhibition Over and Under when COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders caused the abrupt closure of the galleries. Tools were quickly put away, lights adjusted and everyone went home. For the past eight weeks this exhibition has had an unperceived existence. Given the evolving schedule for hosting visitors to Richmond Art Center, we have decided to present Over and Under as an online project. We dearly hope audiences will eventually encounter the remarkable artwork in Over and Under in person. However, until then this web space serves to turn an exhibition, that for two months has existed only as a thought experiment, into a known quantity.
ARTISTS AND ARTWORKS
Pilar Agüero-Esparza, Ric Ambrose, Tamera Avery, Megan Broughton, Tyrell Collins, Roya Ebtehaj, Sheila Ghidini, Annette Goodfriend, Xandra Ibarra, Lisa Jetonne, Henrik Kam, Maureen Langenbach, Ifra Mahmood, Katie McCann, Sarah Player Morrison, Susan Zimmerman
ABOUT THE ONLINE PROJECT SPACE
RAC’s new initiative – the Online Project Space – has been created in response to the multitude of ideas and new forms of creative expression we see artists tackling as they shelter-in-place due to the COVID-19 crisis. The Online Project Space will highlight new artist projects that represent how artists are adapting, responding and imagining during this period of self-isolation.