“After the celebratory title image on Dorrie Reid’s gorgeous quilt, the exhibition begins with the image of a great turtle shell–protecting and enclosing the soft, vulnerable (unseen) animal body inside. Jeremy Burleson’s fantastical turtle is a grid erupting with flame. The rest of the images in the exhibition break through the rigidity of the grid/shell and allow us to see the intimacy of the soft, squishy pliable body hidden within. Moving through the exhibition, geometry becomes organic as life courses through these objects. We see animals literal and figurative, always emphasizing physicality, gravity, and embodiment until the show itself dissolves away in the sticky ethereal pollen of life itself.
Inside, each of us is a vulnerable animal and our vulnerability can become something to celebrate rather than pure weakness. Embrace that wild softness. All power to the animal!”
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