Veronica was installed as part of the 24th Drawing Show: Feelers, curated by Susan Metrican, at the Boston Center for the Arts Mills Gallery.
Press release for the exhibition:
The Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) presents Feelers, the 24th installment of the BCA Drawing Show, this year featuring work by 56 artists. In Feelers, curator Susan Metrican considers the possibilities of existing in a two-dimensional reality through drawing’s inherent encounter with flatness.
The exhibition draws its title from Edwin Abbott Abbott’s novel Flatland, a 19th century sci-fi examination of dimensions in which Abbott describes a two-dimensional world occupied by geometric figures. Metrican notes that in this novel, “the squares, octagons, straight lines and so on are all governed by the rules of their flat world, and their behaviors and customs reflect their limited reality as they can comprehend it. In Flatland, to be a ‘feeler’ is to determine one’s surroundings by reaching out to touch it with appendages.”
It is this kind of touching, testing and searching that unites the work in the exhibition. Feelers brings together a group of artists, works and practices that feature artists’ sensitivity to materials, subject matter and the ability to use feelers to explore through practice and ideas. Using the principles of drawing as its ground, the show opens up to gestures of flatness, line, touch and emotion. In Feelers, the work considers the line that is drawn between the experience of the three-dimensional world or the multi-dimensional interior world to a separate and exterior surface.
Feelers was on view from October 9 – December 20, 2015