Living in an economy based on extraction and disposability, so much of what we depend on to exist is out of the realm of our own control. As the news becomes increasingly bleak and we turn to our devices for comfort and distraction, Gather proposes instead that we turn to each other for genuine healing. We gather to make whole what has been broken, finding agency and community through acts of repair.
Gather transforms the gallery space into a workshop with tables, tools and other resources. Objects fixed and repurposed in the workshop are displayed in the gallery next door, enjoying a brief moment of elevated status, until the closing, when they are redistributed to the community. The repaired pieces, back in use, continue the on-going project of art and healing.
-Chenda Cope & Avery Forbes, Sept. 2019