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Anastatica

A Textile Video Installation by Richard Jonathan Nelson

February 16 – March 24  2018

 

The Anastatica is a resurrection plant that retracts its leaves and lies dormant for years in the absence of water. When hydrated, however, the plant reawakens, born again to the world. Within the practice of hoodoo bathing, Anastatica offers a symbol of possibility and revival. Water and time alike hold potential for cycles of change and the expansion of self through inquiries around rebirth. This connection between the Anastatica and water mirrors a mind bathed in an acute awareness of the passage of time; from submerged consciousness, the possibilities of the present blossom.

Aggregate Space Gallery presents this textile video installation by Richard Jonathan Nelson that creates space for exploring revival, time, and the mental weight of temporal presence. This exhibition focuses on the tidal rhythms of time driven by the endless cycle of birth and death and the zone in between.

 

Opening Reception
16 February 6-10pm

First Friday Event
2 March  5-8pm

Second Saturday Artists Talk
10 March 11am

Friction / Function:  24 March 7pm
Local performing artists get juiced on ASG works and respond!
Curated by Jesse Hewit: jesse@aggregatespacegallery.org

Support for the Friction / Function series generously provided by Kenneth Rainin Foundation