Uncertainty introduces Athens to the unique vision of four artists whose works reflect uncertain times--selected from among 20 regional entries.
Jon Swindler, What's Left (2010), collaged printed materials, 36" x 96"
Through installation, painting, printmaking and
sculpture they explore the precarious
interconnectedness of our world, reminding us that we must
all tread lightly.
Featured artist, Casey McGuire describes her work as orchestrating "various elements to construct a personal narrative that investigates the problematic nature of artifice and perfection." For the exhibit she will create a large-scale, brand-new sculptural video installationtitled Diving Through Surface Into Light. Comprised of multiple towers of stacked dresser drawers; each is topped by a diving board looking down onto a river made out of T.V. monitors displaying videos of running water. At the riverís end is a small tent made out of bed sheets. These elements work in concert to convey a disconcerting narrative.
Casey McGuire, details from Diving Through Surface Into Light (2010)
self-described storyteller, McGuire speaks to the uncertainty of
societyís future. The eclectic style of the precariously arranged
dressersí evoke individual bedrooms and by extension individual
houses, alluding to the mortgage-backed securities
that were a contributing factor to the recent tumultuous financial
meltdown. Read more about McGuire in a 2009 Sculpture