Exhibition | The Complexities of Unity

Event time: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 5:00pm to Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 5:00pm
Sterling Divinity Quadrangle (SDQ) See map
409 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511
(Location is wheelchair accessible)
Event description: 

Exhibition curated by Jon Seals, featuring work by Edgard Rodriguez Luiggi, Esteban Cabeza de Baca, Jeremy Wright, Noe Jimenez, Jane Winfield, and Lily Kuonen.

Opening reception March 29th 5 PM-7 PM

Curator’s statement

Many artists explain that unity is the combination of parts or elements into an
effective whole. But what distinguishes a part from the whole? Is it the similarities or the
differences? Both? It becomes evident that our perceptions of unity have much to do with
our perceptions of variety. Furthermore, what does it mean for a whole to be “effective”?
Effective how? Who or what defines effectiveness? Many have what they would call an
intrinsic sense of unity, but where does that come from and how is that developed? If our
strategies toward building unity can be developed, can they also be stunted or even
reversed? When is unity dangerous?

How do artists negotiate the perforated boundaries between variety and unity to
create a dynamic work?

The intent of this exhibition is to investigate these questions and the various
strategies and complex ways artists create unity with seemingly disparate elements. From
this diverse collection of artists’ work, viewers may become artists themselves as they
seek to find a harmonious sense of unity within the boundaries of the exhibition
space and possibly build upon their own strategies of reconciliation beyond those
boundaries, into the urgent social, political, and spiritual realities of our time.

Open to: 
General Public