Join us the celebrate the opening of Twenty Twenty, a group exhibition of seven artists presenting works on paper rolled out sequentially over the course of six months. Artists participating in the exhibition include Marti Cormand, Oasa DuVerney, Judith Eisler, Andy Mister, William Powhida, Gil Scullion, and Diana Shpungin.
The exhibition asks the question can a ‘slow’ museum exhibition actively participate in democracy amidst the cacophony of Tweets and abbreviated news app headlines via a medium that moves no faster than the speed of the human hand pushing a pencil? What can the laborious, hand-production of images add to visual culture when digital screen refresh rates are less than a millisecond? The answer lies in intent and the nature of specific media: images on Instagram, the most ubiquitous image-relaying platform, are mostly posted for attention rather than conveying serious information, and the ease and frequency of uploading on the networking service does not promote sustained thoughtfulness. An image created by hand on paper suggests deliberation and perhaps more importantly, responsibility.