Artists come together in ConfluenceThe Duluth Art Institute announced the opening of a new exhibit featuring midcareer artists Carla Stetson and Cecilia Ramon. The two are pairing up for a full-scale installation piece in the Duluth Institute Morrison Gallery.
The Duluth Art Institute announced the opening of a new exhibit featuring midcareer artists Carla Stetson and Cecilia Ramon. The two are pairing up for a full-scale installation piece in the Duluth Institute Morrison Gallery. Ramon’s use of wood and detailed eye pairs well with Stetson’s background in drawing and collage. Installation will continue through the opening Jan. 17.
Confluence is an exploration by artists Cecilia Ramon and Carla Stetson — through individual pieces and collaborative installation, the two are searching for new modes of relation: to work, to creative process and to audience. This mode of working undermines individualism; it is an active response to our solipsistic times.
Ramon and Stetson met in Duluth. Despite being from different countries, with different languages and cultural conditioning, they found common ground in artwork and ideas. Their discussions led the artists to explore collaboration, mailing each other half completed work for the other to finish, and full-blown studio collaborations. These interactions lead each artist in new directions. Two visual languages interact and transcend the binary code.
The work in Confluence speaks of migrations across land and air, layered experience, the porosity of boundaries, and the dynamic nature of subjectivity.
Ramon and Stetson explore the ragged edges, lines of transition, and moments between push and pull in new work created specifically for the George Morrison gallery.