June 1 – July 5, 2018
Curated by Lauren Marie Taylor
Opening Reception: Friday, June 1, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12:00 – 6:00 PM
Artists: Mark Baugh-Sasaki, Lisa K. Blatt, Ala Ebtekar, Yetunde Olagbaju, Marvin K. White, and Elia Vargas
The title Thekla is taken from a city described in Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities as endlessly built and rebuilt by its citizens, using the patterns of stars as blueprint. The artists of Thekla, the exhibition, like the citizens of Calvino’s city, reflect on the vastness of the universe in our material realities, and the ways in which we structure our lives within each of our own narrative systems. In their investigations of both darkness and light, the artists in Thekla create experiences for viewers in which the mind can rest, overwhelmed by it’s contemplation of the infinite.