August 14 - October 17, 2020
Walls, whether emotional barriers, physical structures, implied boundaries, or heavily guarded borders, permeate our lives as human beings. Since the beginning of civilization, walls have been erected to shelter and protect, to divide and separate. In the exhibition The Walls Between Us, the artist collective Artnauts was asked to make work responding to the theme of borders and barriers, literal or intangible, that separate and divide us from others. “As a response to the political divisions that are in sharp focus around the world and in particular the United States, the exhibition offers 38 different expressions of conflict”, says CVA Director & Curator Cecily Cullen. The artist’s individual explorations of the theme will be presented for public viewing from August 14 – October 17, 2020 at the Center for Visual Art.
Artists in the Exhibition:
Patricia, Aaron, Valerie Albicker, Doris Araujo, Lourdes Archundia, Barbara Arnold, Pamela Beverly-Quigley, Trine Bumiller, Andrew Connelly, Rachael Delaney, Rebecca DiDomenico, Michael Dixon, Suzanne Faris, Melissa Furness, Quintin Gonzalez, Andrea Gordon, Kari Greenberg, Robin Hextrum, Nicole Jean Hill, Ben Jackel, Beth Krensky, Sandy Lane, Sammy Lee, Catherine Leisek, Patrick Marold, V. Kim Martinez, Susanne Mitchell, Faten Nastas, Jorge Ed PerezGa, Laura Phelps Rogers, Kim Putnam, George Rivera, Martha Russo, Virginia Schick, Tina Suszynski, Leah Swenson, Luis Valdovino, Summer Ventis, Joo Yeon Woo
CVA hosted a series of virtual artist lectures with The Walls Between Us artists. Recordings of each lecture may be accessed below.
The Walls Between Us Exhibition Tour
This thought-provoking exhibition is a collective examination of borders and barriers, literal or intangible, that separate and divide us from others. These artistic responses to personal, political, and societal experiences lead us through a world ever more focused on division. Yet, as Danielle Cunningham writes in her review of the exhibition for DARIA, "...by pointing out that walls in their various forms are merely an illusion of division, The Artnauts teach viewers how to effectively destroy walls, leaving shared experiences in their place." Tour the exhibition in the video below and read the review here.
Artist Lecture from 9/8/2020
Hear artists Michael Dixon, Melissa Furness, Martha Russo, and Rebecca DiDomenico discuss the artwork they are exhibiting in CVA's exhibition The Walls Between Us.
Artist Lecture from 9/15/2020
Hear artists Valerie Albicker, Trine Bumiller, Andrea Gordon, and Robin Hextrum discuss the artwork they are exhibiting in CVA's exhibition The Walls Between Us.
Artist Lecture from 9/29/2020
Hear artists Sandy Lane, Summer Ventis, Pamela Beverly-Quigley, and Doris Araujo discuss the artwork they are exhibiting in CVA's exhibition The Walls Between Us.