Between Us was a group exhibition of printmakers Audrey Danze Blood, Camila Escobar, Valeria Rachel Herrera, Anna McNeary, Kelly Taylor Mitchell, and K. Sarrantonio. This exhibition was curated by Audrey Danze Blood and Alex Diamond of Not Gallery, as a part of PrintAustin 2018. Photos courtesy of Christopher Ferguson.
The six of us often sit around on three sofas in a shared studio and talk about this and that. In this sofa room there is a gathering and an unraveling. Between us, there is a knot that makes strength, attaching us with a fibrous thread. There is a conjoining of histories in our relationships. Between us, there is also a knot that is untethered, unraveling, releasing the force of a bond that has let go.
A tied knot and a knot untied carry the same ghost of energy transferred. These ghosts are vestiges of past charged in the present, in the smell of tar, in a fabric structure burnt out, in the once liquid surface of concrete and in the final layer of a print. Between us, we sit with the inquietude of our time, of our history, and of our predicated futures. We consent to receive the tension of how to approach hindsight, and how to nurture a collective imagined future.
This exhibit features the work of printmakers Audrey Danze Blood, Camila Escobar, Valeria Rachel Herrera, Anna McNeary, Kelly Taylor Mitchell, and K. Sarrantonio from the graduate program at the Rhode Island School of Design. They have spent the past two years working alongside one another, in a collaborative print studio, turning many voices into one and one back into many.