An opening reception will be held September 6, 6-8pm.
Sun Worship and Solar Machines presents sixteen artists working in a range of media to investigate the contours of light. Seemingly a recent phenomenon, solar energy is a power that’s been harnessed for centuries, and this show explores the sun’s wonder and potency.
No matter the mythology, there's a full list of solar deities, each with its own radiance. Though we avert our gaze from the sun, we are watching for the glimmer of the fish scale and fernseed, waiting for its presence on water, wading wider and deeper then coming again to the reflective surface. From dawn until sun-down, we put on charms with golden splendor, wishing for pity from the sun-gods, seeking deified brightness. We trace the gold fleur-de-lis on the solar crown, and seek out the zenith and the nadir, height and illumination, disk symbolism and solar flare. (...)
Vanessa Albury, Dave J Bermingham, Jesse Bransford, Hedwig Brouckaert, Jonathan Cowan, Sean Downey, Marthe Ramm Fortun, Alison Kudlow, Jac Lahav, Lauren Luloff, Maria Molteni, Wilhelm Neusser, Zoe Pettijohn Schade, David Shaw, Elisa Soliven, Jo-ey Tang
Sun Worship and Solar Machines is curated by Kari Adelaide and Max Razdow (The Sphinx Northeast) and will be on view in Assemblage, FPAC’s Space at the Envoy Hotel September 1 through October 6, 2018.