ArtYard’s ‘Invisible’ Reveals ‘Missing Stories’ in the Works of 12 Artists
ArtYard is pleased to present to you Invisible, an exhibition showcasing the work of 12 artists whose practices examine omitted histories, unseen forces, and untold narratives that make the apparent misleading or incomplete.
Organized by Jill Kearney, Invisible sheds light on unseen forms of work, unspoken emotional states and unnoticed effects of human presence, examining what author Svetlana Alexievich calls “the missing story – the unseen imprint of our stay on Earth and in time “.
“My favorite word in English is anosognosia, or not knowing what you don’t know,” says Jill Kearney, founder and executive director of ArtYard. “This show is the visual equivalent of not seeing what you don’t see.”
The exhibition features artists Monica Banks, Willie Cole, Phebe Macrae Corcoran, Vasiliki Katsarou, sTo Len, Kaitlin Pomerantz, Kelly Popoff, Sandra Ramos, Gabrielle Senza, Pavel Urkiza, Kawita Vatanajyankur and Natalija Vujošević. Their work explores untold stories that are both universal and local, including some about ArtYard’s home community in Frenchtown.
The idea for Invisible sprouted when Kearney came across Vatanajyankur’s silent videos in the Cheating exhibition at the Albright Knox Museum in Buffalo, New York. In these videos, including “The Scale” and “Dye”, the artist captures and distills the beauty, humor, iniquity, fragility, ugliness and tenderness of life.
“Invisibility extends to every corner of human existence, from the stories that are never taught in school, to the palpable absence of a loved one who died suddenly and for no good reason, to the biology of life itself,” says Kearney. “Art is an antidote to the loneliness of human existence. Being seen is everything.
Invisible continues through April 10 at ArtYard, located at 13 Front St., Frenchtown, New Jersey, 08825. Hours of operation are Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To learn more about the exhibition, visit artyard.org.