Wönzimer Gallery celebrated the opening of a group exhibition titled Where Earth Becomes Aether on May 26, 2023. Curated by Jason Jenn & Vojislav Radovanović, the exhibition investigates the elemental nature of art-making. Often it is constructed by earthy resources and inspired by ethereal ideas. Materials including rock, metal, graphite, minerals, textile, clay, and plants are transformed into a multifaceted range of creative gold. This gold embodies the alchemical power of human imagination. This exhibition runs through June 30, 2023.
About Where Earth Becomes Aether
Viewers are invited to explore the connection between the physical and emotional. Whether it be the ephemeral and eternal, or the material and immaterial.
The title alludes to the ancient Greek concept of Aether, the fifth element that fills the universe beyond the terrestrial sphere. This was believed to be the substance that made up the heavenly realm. The works explore the idea of a divine substance that connects the earthly and celestial spheres. Thus they reflect on humanity’s unique place and status conceived and growing on Earth, but as creatures influenced and drawn toward the heavens. As the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius wrote in De Rerum Natura, “Aether is the fifth body that moves the stars and planets and connects all things in the universe.”
Each of the thirteen featured artists employs their own unique process to alter the quotidian into the extraordinary, bringing disparate elements and influences together to achieve a transcendent synthesis. Whether working in painting, sculpture, installation, mixed media, and beyond these artists all share a visionary approach to the materials and processes that shape their practice. The exhibition is a sacred celebration of the infinite possibility that art possesses in a space Where Earth Becomes Aether.
Wönzimer Gallery group exhibition artists
Marthe Aponte, Francesca Bifulco, Adrienne DeVine, David Hollen, Jason Jenn, Aline Mare, Rosalyn Myles, Vojislav Radovanović, Catherine Ruane, Nancy Kay Turner, Cheyann Washington, Christine Weir, and Sean Yang.
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On view: May 26, 2023 – June 30, 2023
What: Where Earth Becomes Aether, group exhibition
Where: Wonzimer, 341-B S. Avenue 17, LA, 90031