A seeming paradox, the phrase ‘hiding in plain sight’ simultaneously implies obscurity and exposure, secrets under cover of the obvious. In Plain Sight centers aesthetic strategies that reward what the writer Rebecca Solnit calls ‘slow seeing’—a discipline that practices careful observation to allow for the content of artworks to make a meaningful impression. Sculpture that blurs the boundaries between object, image, and text is emphasized throughout the exhibition as a conceptual anchor for themes of transformation and authenticity. The artists in the show reference history, art history, pop culture, science, and identity to underscore that, in addition to reason, our understanding of the world is informed by our complex emotional relationships to phenomena that sensory perception often takes for granted.
In Plain Sight: Kathryn Andrews, castaneda/reiman, Dario Robleto, Weston Teruya
Contributors: Daniel Nevers, Joanna Fiduccia, Anne Lesley Selcer, and Stephanie Hanor