Exhibit – 'Active Care / Trying Anyway'
Artist Anna Brody works both intuitively and formulaically to sublimate the methods used for loving others onto culturally iconic found objects. Photographs, screen prints, cameraless imagery, text, and sculptural elements are employed in exercises of mimicry, grooming, adulation, and isolation to visually correlate the labor involved in the growth of a relationship with the ultimately pointless process off attempting to access the true interior of another. Brody’s work examines how bonds are formed by paying attention, learning by doing, and the merging of the a priori with plasticity, and how the act of trying with no intention of succeeding might subvert traditional notions of value and result in a more caring union.
Brody (b. Washington, DC) received her B.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art and Design and is currently pursuing her M.F.A. at the University of Arizona. She merges visual and text-based forms to explore, relate, and describe the non-linear, non-binary world of things that grow laterally and exist simultaneously; with this work she hopes to honor okay-ness, and crystallize the quiet accomplishment of just being, now.
A reception will be held Sept. 19 from 2-4 p.m.