Saturday, July 6th 2013
July 6th - Sept 7th, 2013
Photos of our artists and guests at the exhibition
torche’ galerie is pleased to present the exhibition: INSIDE OUT
CURATORS: Kathleen Granados & Melissa Starke
What we are drawn to, what interests us, the way we relate & communicate both verbally and visually, all are a result of the layering effect of identity/and how we identify. By philosophical definition, identity is an aspect in which an "individual is recognizable in a group" Or "characteristics that make an entity definable and recognizable. Our personal conception and expression is formed through a combination of gender, cultural, sociological, sexual, geographical and psychological identity.
To identify, one establishes the identity of or associates & classifies oneself. In essence, identity is built from outside the self, whereas the self takes an active role when it comes to identification - a combination of outside influence with internal choice.
The subject, size/scale, mediums in which we work; the way we handle materials and or combine them, palettes we chose and execution decisions; all are an extension of our selves. The artists in this exhibition explore the tension, the harmony, the changeable & unchangeable elements of personal identity; from the inside, out..
Suzanne Anan, Beth Boquel, Erin Collier, Slavko Djuric, Rune Egenes, Maggie Fischer, Karen Gentile, Lauren Goldstein, Eric Gottshall, Kathleen Granados, James Gritt, Wendi Gueorguiev, Gloria J. Harrelson, Nils Hasche-Vasquez, Pete Hoffmiester, Pat Hutchinson, Patricia Kaufman, Sara Kinneary, Tali Krupkin, Mark Kurdziel, Rebecca LaPera, Anne Mailey Anthony Martino, Francis Mesaros, Linda Myers, Carolyn Oberst, Ron Ortiz, Linda Orton, Dan Paola, Sabina Pieslak, Richard Pitts, Cristina Razzano,Felipe Rose, Patricia Senkiw-Rudowsky , Patrick Schiavino, Andrea Springer, Melissa Starke, Jason Stevens, Maria Luisa Tamara-DeSantis, TOLO, Jennifer Torres, Zol Uguumursaikhan, Jeff Way, Heidi Day Wenzel, Jean Wetta, Roddy Wildeman, Marcin Wlodarczyk , Jane Wojciechowski