Curated by Eric Celarier
Members: Adi Segal, Alex L. Porter, Caroline MacKinnon, Gayle Friedman, Kanchan Balsé, Louisa Neill, Maggie Gourlay, Pixie Alexander, Rebecca Perez, Shelley Picot
February 25 – April 3, 2022
Opening Reception: February 25th, 7-9pm
Artist Talk: TBD
Closing Reception: April 3rd, 5pm
The first Sparkplug show of this season, entitled Human Nature brings together disparate practices under the common theme of internal revelation. Human Nature does not deal with the objective, but with the fact that human consciousness understands the world subjectively. Like most fellowships, Sparkplug includes a variety of styles and viewpoints, but, even with these differences, the endeavor to display something internal binds these artists together, which is only heightened by the earnestness in which they approach their practice. Considering perspectives on such disparate subjects as the accumulation of familiar objects, trauma, birth, domestic and natural space, abuse, measurement of time, contemporary mythmaking, cultural identity, and the planet’s biosphere, these artists find the poetry in these issues to make them emotionally relevant.
About Sparkplug- In 2007, Sparkplug was launched as DCAC’s artists collective. The program’s goal is to bring together artists and curators from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences and foster their development as a group. Every two years, a new group of artists is selected to participate. DCAC provides the collective with support, meeting space, and exhibition and networking opportunities. Members of the group meet monthly to discuss their work, discuss exhibitions in the area, and explore common interests and challenges. Each year DCAC features an exhibition of the Sparkplug group.