Everyday’s A New Day
The last three years have been defined by a host of overwhelming and debilitating circumstances, leading many to experience a profound lack of joy. For makers and audiences alike, art can function as an escape, even a meditative process or tanscendent experience. However, the current climate has led many to question the validity and purpose of making, and the function of fine art in these times.
The works in Everyday’s A New Day are intended to bring levity to life and to break through the monotony of everyday stressors, even while reflecting and exploring the everyday. The works of Colin Klimesh and Justin Hodges urge audiences to find joy in common and banal objects. Rebecca Morgan’s works spark curiosity about quotidian life, while the wonders of the natural world are presented through Future Retrieval’s pieces. With the deluge of information we are pummeled with everyday, from pop-up ads to the 24-hour news cycle, Everyday’s A New Day is meant to bring reprieve to the audience and give them a chance to feel deeper and find joy on a more personal, even intimate level. In this way, this show asserts only only a relevant function for art in today’s atmosphere, but also a profound purpose for making and experiencing art.
Participating Artists: Future Retrieval, Lindsey Hampton, Justin Hodges, Colin Klimesh, Ben Medansky, and Rebecca Morgan.
Guest Curated by Taylor Marie Carter
On view March 15 - April 8th, 2023
Opening Reception Thursday, March 16, 5-9 PM
This exhibition is presented in conjunction with NCECA's 57th Annual Conference, Current, taking place in Cincinnati March 15-18, 2023.
Image: Rebecca Morgan, "Charm Jug," 2017, Raku ware, 6h x 4.50w x 5d in.