When I started this blog last October (gracious, has it been a year already?), I had declared that I wouldn't talk about my day job here.
Well, rules are made to be broken, so today I'm going to tell you about you the newest exhibit to open at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, Subject to Change: Art as Flux. This is the first show I've curated for the RMAC, so it's been an important learning opportunity for me in terms of getting acquainted with both the collection and the Museum as a space and entity.
And here's what the show looked like yesterday after it had opened:
As the title suggests, the theme of the show is change, and I chose it because our lives are defined by it. Your body is in a constant state of flux, whether it's breathing, eating, or aging. Our ideas and perspectives evolve as we move through life and gain experience. Even a casual glance at the technological developments (and climatic, for that matter) that have transpired over the past five years alone should underscore how much our lives are subject to change. Embrace it or deride it if you will, but flux is a fact of life, and to paraphrase Heraclitus, the only thing that is permanent is change. All the works in the show then, address change in one form or another, whether they depict the movement of the day, react to a historical moment, or even tackle the idea of artistic process itself as an act of flux.
The theme is partially inspired by my own recent transition to Roswell. Having just moved here from Vermont, my life has been in a state of flux for the past few months, but I'm not alone. As I've been making my way through the vaults, contemplating potential exhibit ideas, I've been reminded that change is something that we all experience. That universality, I felt, would be a good way to make the collection feel approachable to visitors.
Anyway, enough of my blathering. Here are some pictures from the installation in progress:
I could share more pictures and tell you about the individual works, but I don't want to give everything away. If you're in the area, stop in and check it out. Remember, the RMAC is always free!