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EPHEMERAL: The Art of Jennifer Carwile & Kelsey Livingston at Kelwood Contemporary Art

  • kelwood contemporary 8202 Kelwood Avenue Baton Rouge, LA, 70806 United States (map)

"... when we examine a nest, we place ourselves at the origin of confidence in the world, we receive a beginning of confidence, an urge toward cosmic confidence. Would a bird build its nest if it did not have its instinct for confidence in the world?" Gaston Bachelard, Poetics of Space

Artists Carwile and Livingston approach their studio work in vastly different ways, but have found a common ground in the shared visual of the bird and the nest. For them it is a metaphor for everything that is important: control, anxiety, perception, reality, all of it. The nest is a stable fortress against the elements, until it isn't. The egg is an entire cosmos full of potential, up to a point. A bird is capable of controlling & altering their surroundings to suit their needs, for a time. At the heart of their work these artists deal with anxieties over global or universal truths that no one has real control over. 

Exhibition on view from January 4th through February 22, 2019. 

Artist reception: Saturday, January 12th, from 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Regular gallery hours: Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 11:00am - 5:00pm* and by appointment. 

*Note: The gallery will be closed from January 18-21st*

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