Join us for No Longer and Not Yet, an exhibition highlighting a variety of art works that represent true and lived experiences from 2020 and reflect creatively upon the artists’ thoughts, hopes, and frustrations.
Curated by Hasaan Kirkland
, the exhibition attempts a visual solution to heal the hearts and minds of its local and global communities who are currently enduring psychological trauma, social unrest, loss of normalcy, and a contemporary version of the bubonic plague.
“With profound resilience and moments of weariness, John Affolter
and the inspiring brilliance of the digital artists of No Longer and Not Yet
, Amy Usdin
, Georgina Lewis
, Jeffrey Smith
, Quincey (Makayla) Miracle
, Chelsea Wrightson
, John Swartwout
, Jeremy Davis
, Ceci Cole McInturff
, and Daniel Brickman
—all have created a delightful, smart, and responsive spectrum of three-dimensional art that keenly investigates insightful ways of surviving the looming presence of the year 2020.
With an array of media from palm husk, hemp cord, steel wire, resin, fabric, string, colored pencil, and gold leaf, the eleven juror-selected local and national artists have passionately crafted a body of work that will be displayed both digitally online and at the local gallery Das Schaufenster
, operated by German artist Anna Mlasowsky in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood.
© Anna Mlasowsky
The Curator’s Choice artist John Affolter and his work Maga Ghost Flag
deliver a compelling visual critique, metaphorically representing diverse ethnic citizens, a fragile American democracy, and the phantom-like absence of “accuracy” symbolized in the intentional absence of the American flag’s true colors: red, white, and blue.
No Longer and Not Yet
visually responds to iconic philosophers Hannah Arendt and Vilém Flusser with contemporary statements that tell stories with harnessed sentiments, detailing the concept of the knowing “self” that either lifts the voices echoed in our collective humanity or becomes lost in the atmosphere of confounding social dynamics and historic constriction.”
The concept of the exhibition follows current health and safety guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure. Visitors can safely explore the exhibition in the window space from the sidewalk until December 12, 2020.
No Longer and Not Yet is presented in partnership with Visual Cognetics and has been curated by Hasaan Kirkland. Additional support was provided by a grant from 4Culture.