Reception 4.5.18, Thursday, 6–8 pm
Contract/Release challenges how we perceive a piece of art within the context of the gallery. Christine Atkinson, Lucy Wood Baird and Diana Jean Puglisi are brought together by a common interest in experiential making. The works breathe in and breathe out, evolving as the viewer navigates them with their bodies. Each work included in the exhibition provides a visual jolt, challenging the traditional stagnancy of the gallery exhibition. Instilled in these sculptural works is a sense of constant conversation between object, maker and viewer of dimensionality, relational space, and time. Contract/Release is responsive and playful, evoking experience instead of pure looking.