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“Superposition” Art Exhibit – Opening Reception
May 13, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Residents Collective (TRC) is pleased to announce the opening of their inaugural group exhibition, Superposition, in partnership with Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) and curated by Mandy Cooper. The show will take place at CHAW, 545 7th St. SE, with an opening reception on Friday, May 13, 6:30-8:30pm that is free and open to the public. The CHAW gallery is free and open to the public; gallery opening hours are: Monday-Thursday, 12pm-9pm, Friday, 12pm-6pm, and Saturday, 9am-12pm. Proof of vaccination and masks are required for the opening event.
The Residents Collective is a group of artists who have all been past recipients of a competitive CHAW Gallery Residency. These residencies provide the artist an opportunity to engage directly with the full gallery space at CHAW and the public, through formal programming and informal interactions in the artistic space. During 2020 and 2021, residencies were reformatted for online platforms. TRC today brings together artists in a variety of mediums, showcasing their distinct talents and perspectives. Superposition features work by artists Carol Antezana, MK Bailey, Mills Brown, Kate Fleming, Billy Friebele, Khadija Jahmila, Wayson Jones, Carolina Mayorga, Zia Palmer, Pam Rogers, Tom Woodruff, and Lenora Yerkes.
The Residents Collective’s co-founders, Kate Fleming and MK Bailey, said, “We’re thrilled to bring together this group of innovative artists and are excited to see the show come to life after months of hard work. We came together as friends and colleagues in 2020 through the CHAW residency, although we were far apart due to the pandemic and projects we were working on at the time. To be able to build a consensus-led group of artists and have CHAW as an incubator and space to show our collective work is a rare opportunity, and this show is a fantastic start to the work we envision doing together.” Fleming and Bailey added, “The group will expand as more residents are added to the program,” and encourage artists to apply to the CHAW Residency this fall.
About the show, curator Mandy Cooper wrote, “Superposition is an exploration of the expansive possibilities present when we break down the barriers of our own perceptions, and broaden our view to embody more than one reality at a time. Life plays out simultaneously on an infinite number of stages. Our aim to make sense of that life is stifled by our limited vantage point. Quantum superposition demonstrates that particles can exist in multiple places at once. The binary conclusions we often rely on in society and in science do not hold the accurate and full picture of reality. In the acknowledgement and embodiment of opposing and varied scripts, greater truths are revealed.”