IGNITE 2019: Introverted and OCD Exhibition
Curated by Mandy Cano Villalobos
Amidst social media bombardment and consumerist exchange, alienation overwhelms us and superficiality has become the norm. Pressed for time, we feel pressured to sacrifice those intangibles of existence that lack marketable value: intimacy, silence, and self-reflection. Yet a quiet protest has arisen. Introverted and OCD presents a collection of finely crafted works from artists who, mark by mark and incision by incision, grasp for a life of substance. Whether it’s the slow, constant crusade against the surge of impersonally digital hearts, likes, and emojis or the schizophrenic exertion to stay present in the moment, incessant repetition both distinguishes and unifies these artists’ processes.
The Fed Galleries @ KCAD are pleased to announce the inaugural season for our new initiative: IGNITE. This unique opportunity offers space, financial support, and mentorship to emerging curators to realize an exhibition idea within The Fed Galleries exhibition space. KCAD recognizes the importance of curation and believes in nurturing emerging curators by providing a framework for their development. Supporting the evolution of the curatorial process by providing critical feedback, a space in which to experiment and grow, and the financial support needed to realize the project are key ways in which the Fed Galleries @ KCAD facilitate and encourage learning and growth in this important field.
Artists: Marie N. Guex, Nate Lewis, Kevin J. Lucey, Maureen Nollette, Meg Hitchcock Steger, Tia Wierenga
Images: Kevin J. Lucey, Nate Lewis