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Sharing Space

Sharing Space Exhibition at the A2AC Gallery

Sharing Space

On view May 20 – July 8, 2022

Sharing Space coincides with the grand opening of the Art Center’s new 1200 sq. ft. street-level A2AC Gallery and renovated studio spaces, located in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor.

Opening Reception

Friday, May 27, 2022, 6-9pm

Featuring MEMCO DJs


Artists


About the Exhibition

Sharing Space brings together artists with diverse creative practices and life experiences to explore themes of intimacy, distance, connection, and comfort. Using sound, touch, and sight to activate our senses, their works challenge us to imagine possibilities for making space for ourselves and others in the face of personal and societal transformation.

This exhibition is an invitation to reflect on strategies for bridging distances and impassible divides or, alternatively, for finding one’s own space in a crowd. Photographs by Chen and Kirk express this tension. Their works convey experiences of searching for camaraderie in a sparsely populated landscape and communion with nature in the midst of a city. The natural world itself becomes a space of transformation in Thomas’s presentation of nature as therapy and in the paintings of DeBoard, where wild creatures reveal hidden chaos and the potential for renewal at the edges of our ordered domains. The material world, too, plays a critical role in the way we inhabit space and engage with one another. The objects designed by Martin and Johnson evoke familiar household objects—a table, a chair, a coat hanger—but invite surprising modes of interaction that challenge ideas of comfort. Ferguson’s and Isenbarger’s sculptures express rupture and reinvention in the heart of domesticity. In their multimedia works, Gupit, Terzieva, and Buie use artistic strategies of visual fragmentation, erasure, and accumulation to access and reconstruct spaces that only exist in memory. And finally, the works of Schnettler, Spears, and Thomas give us access to private moments and personal spaces, encouraging human connection through empathy.


Artworks

Tyanna J. Buie

A Series of Arrangements #6, 2022
Screen print, digital archival print, and collage on paper
22 x 30″
$1200


Yiyun Chen

Man on the Street (Hush Hush), 2021
Photography, pigment print
21 x 17″
$500

Snow Day (Hush Hush), 2021
Photography, pigment print
17 x 21″
$500


Rachel DeBoard

Viburnum, 2021
Oil, acrylic, pastel, and charcoal on canvas
58 x 43″
$1800

Botanical Trauma, 2022
Oil, acrylic, pastel, and charcoal on canvas
60 x 36″
$1800


Jason J. Ferguson

HOME-21-LAT42-LONG-84-002
Resin
4 x 9 x 6″
$1000

HOME-21-LAT42-LONG-84-001
Resin
5 x 9 x 6″
$900

HOME-21-LAT42-LONG-84-008
Resin
6 x 8 x 8″
$1000

HOME-21-LAT42-LONG-84-010
Resin
8 x 9 x 2″
$1000


HOME-21-LAT42-LONG-84-005
Resin
5 x 8 x 4″
$800

HOME-21-LAT42-LONG-84-(001, 002, 005, 008, and 0010), 2021
Resin


Nicolei Buendia Gupit

Pamilya – June 12, 1898, in memory of the Philippine Independence which was declared after 300 years of Spanish rule on this day, 2022
Paper pulp casts, found objects, wood, and video projection
63 x 32 x 38
NFS


Stacy Isenbarger

Unfurl, 2021
Upholstered form, found trim, steel, rope, velvet
24 x 22 x 6
$760

Breathe, 2022
Upholstered form, rope, velvet, lace
17 x 11 x 3.5
$585


Breanne Johnson

Swivel Table
Birch plywood; carbon steel; lazy Susan hardware; stone, ceramic, and glass tableware
NFS


Elise Kirk

Williamsburg Waterfront, 2021
Archival Pigment Print
18 x 24
Price Upon Request


Elise Marie Martin

Coat Rack that Hugs You Back, 2021
Woodworking
24 x 72 x 18
$1000

Physical and Emotional Support Chair, 2021
Woodworking and hand-weaving
24 x 48 x 24
$3500


AJ Schnettler

Safe Space, Volumes 1 & 2, 2018–19
Mixed media
6.5 x 9.5 x 1 (each)
NFS


Kat Spears

Gorge (Toyota Camry Interior #1), 2022
Acrylic, oil, glitter glue, and curling ribbon on board
48 x 48
$3800

Gulf (Toyota Camry Interior #2), 2022
Acrylic and oil on board
48 x 48
$3800


Dessislava Terzieva

All The Places I’ve Called Home; 1989-2020 (I), 2020
Photographic print and acrylic paint on canvas
78 x 40
$3400

All The Places I’ve Called Home; 1989-2020 (iii), 2020
Photographic print and acrylic paint on canvas
41 x 43
$3000


Rachel Elise Thomas

Sick Leave (COVID Diary), 2020
Digital photography
24 x 18
$700

Normality (COVID Diary), 2020
Digital photography
18 x 24
$700

First Dose (COVID Diary), 2020
Digital photography
18 x 24
$700

This Is My Therapy, 2021
Video
NFS


Opening Reception Photos


Sharing Space is sponsored by


The 2022 A2AC Gallery Season is presented by


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