featuring works by Lindsay Deifik, Seneca Weintraut and Katie Wynne
October 5-November 2, 2019
Opening Reception: Octobe 10, 6-9 pm
Organized by Fjord
: One whose life centers on home
The concept of home is expansive; home can be considered as a feeling; a room; a country; our own body. Often associated with reliability and comfort, homes can also create feelings of strangeness or isolation.
The artists in Homebody embrace this dichotomy by presenting the familiar in surprising ways.
Lindsay Deifik’s simultaneously graphic, yet sensitively textured, colored pencil drawings depict forms that illustrate both positive and negative spaces of the human body. Deifik isolates these forms, asking us to pay close attention to the space between two thighs or the space below your shoulder blades. Several of the drawings quickly reveal themselves, but some, such as A Lover’s Twist, are not identified so easily—and linger for some time as floating, abstracted shapes as we attempt to click them into place like puzzle pieces.
Seneca Weintraut provides windows into unlikely worlds that have their corners pinned down with candlestick holders and potted plants. In The Wick Effect, three figures and their coffee cups exist only in the space underneath two kitchen table legs. Despite their otherworldly sensibility, the figures depicted appear to be calm in demeanor as they emerge into and recede out of landscapes depicted with saturated areas of flat color and areas of concentrated patterning and haptic mark making.
Suspended from the ceiling are two large-scale kinetic works by Katie Wynne. In one, a worn bed sheet is activated; in the other, a lived-in outfit of a white t-shirt and jeans. The fabrics carry personality and individuality in the history of their stains and rips yet the intrigue of the repetitive movement transcends these specifics, and the works become living drawings. The rhythm of the movements is reliable and calming; viewers become hypnotized despite, in the case of Taking Our Changes Easily, the somewhat unsettling—reminiscent of cascading or falling—position taken by the figure.
Deifik, Weintraut and Wynne expand our understanding of the known world, by creating tension with how bodies and every day items interact with abstracted, constructed and real space.