ATHICAEmerges IV: Uncertainty

Absorb yourself in the unique visions of four artists whose works reflect uncertain times — selected for ATHICA’s annual summer showcase of regional emerging artists by curator Katherine McQueen and assistant curator Katherine Holmes.

Through installation, painting, printmaking and sculpture these adventurous artists explore the precarious interconnectedness of our world, reminding us that we must all tread lightly.

Featured artist Casey McGuire brings us ‘Diving Through Surface into Light,’ a new, large-scale sculptural video installation comprised of multiple towers of stacked dresser drawers with a diving board perched high above a river of TV monitors displaying images of running water. The eclectic styles of the dressers’ evoke individual bedrooms, and by extension the individual houses that in this precarious arrangement allude to the recent tumultuous financial meltdown in the real estate sector. At the river’s end is a small tent made out of bed sheets containing an old dollhouse, a childhood reminder of the warmth of a lost home. For more on McGuire and her work please see and the 2009 interview with her in Sculpture Magazine.

Her installation is complemented by Patrick Triggs’ vividly colored acrylic paintings of precarious architectonic structures; Jon Swindler’s excitingly unconventional approach to the traditional print medium of lithography; and Melissa Dickenson’s delicate, wall-mounted, cut paper and paint constructions reminiscent of plant life.

Through July 25.

Related events, free and open to the public:

Thursday, July 15, 7-8 p.m.
Artists and Curators Walk n’ Talk

Sunday, July 25, 3:30 p.m.
Closing Day: Artists panel discussion, reception and other events TBA

ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Inc.
160 Tracy Street, Unit 4
Athens, GA 30601 USA

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