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Invisible Thread


Lala Abaddon. Astral Self, 2018. Woven photograph, 19 x 13 in. Courtesy of Lala Abaddon.

Lala Abaddon. Astral Self, 2018. Woven photograph, 19 x 13 in. Courtesy of Lala Abaddon.

 

March 26 – July 24, 2022
Located on the second floor of The Baker Museum


Humans’ pursuit to transcend mortality and the physical world in order to bend their existence between time and space is an age-old journey. For as long as there have been free-thinking humans, there has been a certain longing in each of us to understand the intricacies of the universe, our own place within the cosmos, the hereafter and the mysticism held within these explorations. Throughout the centuries, artistic expression has been ever present in these pursuits to create physical representations of their journeys. Those fortunate enough to get a glimpse of the “other side” have worked to create visual, auditory or literary representations of their journeys and experiences.

Invisible Thread explores the works of contemporary artists who approach spirituality, transcendence and the subconscious through abstraction and metaphorical representation. These artists have continued in the lineages of the ancestors and artisans in generations before them as the transcribers of the mysteries within the universe while being bound together by an invisible thread in the shared channeling of their collective histories. This exhibition presents a broad swath of mediums and techniques including performance, film, sculpture and painting, while conceptually threading both abstract and representational elements together in the examination of contemporary spirituality and the continued pursuit of transcending physical mortality.

Artists included in the exhibition include Lala Abaddon, Natalie Ball, David Bordett, Awol Erizku, Jeffrey Gibson, Dom Sylvester Houédard, Rachel Libeskind, Tony Rodrigues, Shikeith, Panos Tsagaris, Neha Vedpathak and Monsieur Zohore.


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Selected Works

Jeffrey Gibson. Horizon, 2016. Acrylic on canvas, 84 x 95 x 1 1/2 in. Courtesy of Jeffrey Gibson Studio. Photograph by Pete Mauney.

Jeffrey Gibson. Horizon, 2016. Acrylic on canvas, 84 x 95 x 1 1/2 in. Courtesy of Jeffrey Gibson Studio. Photograph by Pete Mauney.

Lala Abaddon. Limitless Unveiling, 2018. Woven photograph, 40 x 40 in. Courtesy of Lala Abaddon.

Lala Abaddon. Limitless Unveiling, 2018. Woven photograph, 40 x 40 in. Courtesy of Lala Abaddon.

Tony Rodrigues. Mood Swing State, 2019. Acrylic, latex and crushed marble on canvas, 40 x 60 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Tony Rodrigues. Mood Swing State, 2019. Acrylic, latex and crushed marble on canvas, 40 x 60 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Tony Rodrigues. Memphis, America, 2022. Acrylic, latex and crushed marble on canvas, 34 x 36 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Tony Rodrigues. Memphis, America, 2022. Acrylic, latex and crushed marble on canvas, 34 x 36 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Tony Rodrigues. Eros of the Neighborhood, 2022. Acrylic, latex and crushed marble on canvas, 36 x 30 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Tony Rodrigues. Eros of the Neighborhood, 2022. Acrylic, latex and crushed marble on canvas, 36 x 30 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Rachel Libeskind. THE BOOK, 2021 (detail). Mixed media, bound book, wood table, scroll. Courtesy of the artist and signs and symbols, New York. © Rachel Libeskind.

Rachel Libeskind. THE BOOK, 2021 (detail). Mixed media, bound book, wood table, scroll. Courtesy of the artist and signs and symbols, New York. © Rachel Libeskind.

Rachel Libeskind. THE BOOK, 2021 (detail). Mixed media, bound book, wood table, scroll. Courtesy of the artist and signs and symbols, New York. © Rachel Libeskind.

Rachel Libeskind. THE BOOK, 2021 (detail). Mixed media, bound book, wood table, scroll. Courtesy of the artist and signs and symbols, New York. © Rachel Libeskind.


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Invisible Thread
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Invisaible Thread is organized by Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum, and is curated by Aaron Levi Garvey, Janet L. Nolan Director of Curatorial Affairs, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University.

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