Here There and Everywhere: Anticipating the Art for the Future
Place: Part II   Psychic


Image: Mary Robinson

Mind Bridge

Mary Robinson • Columbia/USA
Ha Ran Kim • South Korea

For their project the two artists decided that as of May 2008, they would take turns creating works on paper that would become part of an ongoing, ten-month visual dialog, resulting in twenty images and a documentation of the process. They write that, although their subject matter was not predetermined, “We expected that topics might range from observations of daily life to responses to local and world events. “It has been very interesting to watch the progress of this project,” the artists write. “Just like with emails, letters or phone calls, our visual communication has occurred, not according to plan, but in accordance to our individual schedules and other responsibilities/commitments… The most rewarding aspect of the collaboration thus far—other than the excitement of seeing new imagery—has been to step out of our own preconceived notions. In other words, if we have to respond to someone else’s image—perhaps even incorporating elements from the other’s work (just as we often do in verbal communication)—we are seeing things in a new way and, perhaps, using shapes, colors and other compositional elements that we have not used before. In fact, we are even addressing ideas that we had not previously addressed through [our] visual work.”


Exhibition Venue:
Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts •
Amherst, Massachusetts, USA http://www.umass.edu/fac/hampden/ March 1—25, 2009

Located on the University of Massachusetts’ Amherst campus, Hampden and Central Galleries’ mission is to facilitate cultural understanding through exhibitions and in-depth adjunct programming.
The main focus is on new work by emerging artists in the fields of painting, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, video and new media.