How We Hurt Each Other is a mixed media exhibition that juxtaposes the concepts of comfort and disruption through the use of materials and pattern.
"My recent work, through use of screws (something aggressive) to mimic domestic interior patterns (something comforting), sets up a kind of reckoning. Comprised of patterns sourced from [or inspired by] textiles and tile motifs, each composition suffers some major disruption to its placid continuity. The patterns continue into these disrupted areas, but not without significant alteration: The screws are often laid down, sitting at different heights or angles from the surface, with colors changed, or are removed altogether. The resulting paradox suggests a pending reconciliation of domestic tranquility with an encroaching outside world, as well as a bird’s-eye view of nuanced positive and negative human behavior. These works are an acknowledgment of the subtle and varied means of hurting, binary thinking, and a study in how we interpret comfort." - Natha Porterfield
Opening Reception on Saturday, July 17, from 5-8 p.m.