Laid, Placed and Arranged, the show’s theme is also a nod to Michel Foucault’s influential text, The Order of Things, where he references the act of linking seemingly unrelated objects in which a large number of possible orders glittered separately, in the lawless and uncharted dimension of the heteroclite.
Artists: Laurel Farrin, Hiroyuki Hamada, Francie Hester, Hiroyuki Hamada, Meg Mitchell, Ellington Robinson, and Wilfredo Valladares.
Curated by Taras W. Matia, Assistant Director at the University of Maryland Art Gallery
This exhibition is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.
“The work appears both spontaneous and meticulously planned. Drips, dribbles, and organic paint patterns are punctuated with mathematic precision and machine tooling. The overall effect is random and lyrical but far from accidental. I was immediately drawn to the works on their appearance alone, but after talking to Francie about her fascination with concepts relating to time and memory, her art became even more powerful to me.”
—TWIG MURRAY, Curator