Matthew Northridge

May 25 - June 25, 2017

Babel’s Bricks: Remember, as a kid, when you played with toy blocks? Old wooden blocks, Erector sets, Lincoln Logs, Legos, or Mine Craft filled countless hours of childhood afternoons and summer vacations. Artists have continued to nurture the impulse of putting parts together to make a more wonderful whole. Lines make a drawing, strokes make a painting, pieces make a sculpture, and seconds stacked on seconds make a video. What if, though, artists created works AS the building blocks?

Including work by:
Pam Rogers, Caleb Taylor, Ryder Richards, Stephanie Williams, Heidi Pollard, Rodney Carswell, Natasha Van Netten, Sarah Burris, Sarah Fagan, Paul Inglis, Megan Suttles, Katie Loughmiller, Brittany De Nigris, Matthew Northridge, Max Spitzer, Roger Feldman, Afton Love, Susan Dopp, and Sarah Fagan.

For Babel’s Bricks, twenty artists are interpreting the idea of artwork as building block. Additionally, there will be a component of the show in which viewers can construct their own works out of a selection of various blocks. By putting these disparate construction elements into a whole, the show will remind us that an aggregate of various systems has the power to be greater than its parts, whether individually or in sum.