May 3 - June 2, 2013
Everyone has a notion of home. From its recognizable exterior, to pockets of activity born from floor plans and furnishings, the home is one of the underlying frameworks of our existence. It structures memories of youth and witnesses, physically and metaphorically, the passing of daily
interactions. As we mature, the home presents shifting ideas of material success and perceptions of control. In the "Home Show," depictions of domestic desires are tested for their validity. Sometimes the work highlights an embrace of the cultivated environment, other times it questions the necessity and security presented by rooms and their objects. With each individual exploration, the communal and sometimes generic image of the home is teased apart.
Home is a familiar space: a place of routine, anchored by objects. Through repetition, spaces and items become invisible within the paths of our habits. By re-creating objects and architectures with new materials and contexts, there is opportunity to encounter predictable places with fresh distance. In Scott Alario's series of photographs, the home becomes a platform and stage to celebrate understated human interactions. Lyla Duey's wax carving, Kitchen, treats the home space with delicacy, but with a shallow depth that heightens the oppressiveness of certain spaces.
For the spaces and furnishings no longer encountered, homes from the past, nostalgia urges revisiting. In Interior View, Lauren Comito engages with her childhood home in the collaborative process of arranging her mother's photographs of all the doors, windows, and art into a floor plan built from memory. Jordan Seaberry, in his Migration Series, offers a comparative notion of home; each bisected panel juxtaposes modern home life against the memories of a home his family were forced to abandon. Through re-enacting memory and re-creating current spaces and their objects, the artists in "the Home Show" offer a broader understanding of the psychological weight of this environment.
Curated by S. Louise Neal, BFA 2013 Sculpture