On Friday, June 18th, 2021, 6-9 PM, Kiosk will host a closing reception for the current exhibition, Beyond 2020 Vision. We request that our guests please wear a mask in the gallery.
Over the past year, we’ve set aside a space for the artists in our community and around the country to respond to the unprecedented circumstances of 2020 and dream for the future. We began the open call with a prompt:
In 2020, the ever-present injustices of our world were revealed in powerful and compelling ways. How can you create lasting change? How has your imagination been activated to new possibilities? What do you want to remember about this moment in history?
What does the view look like from your window?
Artists mailed small works of art directly to the gallery, and we displayed them on the walls in an ever-growing time capsule. Early on, the novelty of mask-wearing was clearly on the minds of many, and the feelings of isolation caused by stay-at-home orders were apparent in images depicting anxiety and loneliness. Artists attempted to reflect on and respond to calls for racial justice and the Black Lives Matter movement, and those reflections are clear in some of their words, images, and symbols. There was an intense energy in the work we saw leading up to the presidential election, as artists worked to make their voices heard at the polls as well.
We invited two creators to guest-curate selections of work from the submissions. Click on their names below to see their selections, and the works they made in response.
This exhibition is made possible in part by a grant from the Charlotte Street Foundation’s Art Where You’re At: Socially Distant Art Projects.