Conceived as a tool, Weight of a World presents artworks that elicit lessons to be learned – and to be taught – from global conflict, local lore, and cultural identity. Presented in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves, Weight of a World comprises sculptures, paintings, film, and supplementary programming that pivot upon two vast, inextricable categories: history and identity. The pieces on view attempt to conceptualize the roles of individuals within the long arc of history: how we are formed by our contexts, and how we may impact what comes next.
During Weight of a World, artist and teacher Rebecca Keller will lead a group of creative thinkers in a generative project that adds to her ongoing endeavor Excavating History and will yield responsive work to be presented at a closing event on September 14.
Artists: Alison Ruttan, Deborah Stratman, and Orkideh Torabi, with a contribution by Rebecca Keller.
Exhibition Dates: July 13th through September 15th.