"Of Intricacy"

curated by John O'Brien

with work by

Nena Amsler, Daniel Brodo, April Durham, Jacqueline Freedman, Erika Lizée, Cielo Pessione, Joseph Santarromana, Elizabeth Saveri, Hoang Vu

            "Of Intricacy" was an exhibition of artists who all make work that is built up intricately through repetition and additions. Rather than privileging the idea(s) at the source of their work, they allow the physical results to leave us dumbstruck, without a language or grammar to precisely describe what is there. Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock is housed in a historical 1914 Carnegie Library.  The multi-use facility is rife with the kind of the contextual contamination that studies of intricate matters thrive on.
            The curatorial intent was to concentrate on artists who make labor intensive and intricate artwork that tangibly and visibly displays those qualities.