We embarked on this project about a year ago when we found ourselves surrounded by artwork that seemed to be hopelessly lacking in sincerity, inspiration, and mystery. We felt frustrated that cleverness seemed to hold more weight than substance, and distressed that the shared experience of simply being human had become totally irrelevant. At best, the art world seemed like nothing special. At worst, art appeared to be mired in a swamp of its own making. We felt compelled to remind everyone (including ourselves) that art is for the the people who make it and for the people who choose to experience it--not for an ambiguous elite whose true identity remains to be known.
The artists selected for this show are all people who we feel understand the idea that amazing art is created from a place where intuition works in tandem with ideas, where the final piece expresses something intangible and (at the risk of sounding silly) kind of magical.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
In spite of our wordiness, We've Moved On.. is a show with a fairly straight forward concept, that art is about more than technique, theory or even medium. It is a thing that moves beyond the eye and the intellect to appeal to something more human, more universal.
We realize our goals are lofty but we aim to try, even if success might be philosophically impossible. Sincerity, truth, and universality are all tricky words and so we use them cautiously and with the assumption that viewers will form conclusions of their own (and not just take our word for it).- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Our aim is simply to put forward something that is honest and true, something that we hope will resound deeply within viewers. This is our intent, more eloquently expressed through the images of the artists than the rambling words of the curators.
Miranda Lehman & Kamden Vencill
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