Exhibition Dates: January 13 - February 24, 2023
ENGAGE Projects is pleased to present Centered. a two-person exhibition featuring work by Jean Alexander Frater and Margaret Welsh. Both a beginning and a destination, the ‘center’ is a measure of balance—of weight, of composition, of well-being. The center is a point of overlap between art and life.
Tertiary colors will fill the gallery in organic shapes and parceled compositions, both vibrant and resistant in their departure from popular culture. Foregrounding the medium itself, the exhibition explores painting as a form of objecthood. Alexander Frater and Welsh speak a feminist vernacular, choosing to engage more surface while occupying less space with their work. Themes of expansion and contraction act as foil to one another while punctuating a larger question of what it means to inhabit space. Reflecting on the politics of physical and social landscapes, Centered. contemplates space as a shared resource in which the ‘center’ exists in abundance as a fluid point defined by one’s own equidistance within a chosen community.
Centered. is curated by Jennifer Armetta.