The Halsey Institute present work by photographer Elizabeth Bick. Influenced by her training in classical and modern dance, Bick will exhibit work made in New York City and Rome that reflects on the rhythms, performances, and nuances that unfold in public space. Bick’s photographic practice includes a prolonged gaze in a specific place—a street corner, the Pantheon—where she can observe dramatic movement and light and shadow as they become a spectacle through her lens. Pedestrians are choreographed dancers and sidewalks are stages in Bick’s rumination on the presentation of self. As of fall 2021, Bick is the new Area Head of Photography at the College of Charleston School of the Arts.
The Halsey Institute will present new work by Jovencio de la Paz, an artist and weaver based out of Eugene, OR. Their work explores the intersecting histories of weaving and modern computers, balancing the traditional processes of weaving, dye, and stitch-work with the complexities and contradictions of our present-day digital culture. At the Halsey Institute, de la Paz will present three new bodies of woven and stitched works. de la Paz’s work ranges from textiles designed using an algorithmic software based on a 1950s code that visualized Darwin’s theory of evolution to weavings made together with their mother and grandmother in a reversal of generations in the exchange of traditional knowledge. Together, these works will contemplate issues of ancestry, genealogy, mortality, and memorial through the construction of cloth.
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