Image above: Irene Carvajal, "Quilt"
The Work in Progress Collective, in their inaugural group show, will be presenting work around the theme Entangled. The show includes the work of four Bay area artists and their meditations on what it means to be a part of, submerged in, and dominated by a complex system of connections.
Winnie van der Rijn, "She Puppet"
The Work in Progress Collective believes that we are all entangled in a system. “We make decisions and navigate our lives by it. We love and hate by it. We are driven mad by it and we depend on it for support. We are completely submerged in it–there is no beginning and there is no end. It’s chaotic and horrible and complex and beautiful,” comments collective member Irene Carvajal. “Entanglement is a state we find ourselves in because we are human and inextricably linked to one another. It is a feeling, a state of being, and our condition as social beings.”
Ashleigh Norman, "Ham and Cheese"
The work explores ideas of entanglement in relationship with self, others, religion, society, possessions, technology, production and ideas. The art takes form as paintings, sculpture and installation.
The Work In Progress Collective: Irene Carvajal, Sarah Ammons, Ashleigh Norman & Winnie van der Rijn. In a world that needs art but does not support the artist, these artists are working to create a community to support, critique, collaborate, inspire and coach each other in their group and individual artistic pursuits.