It’s Complicated

a year of collaborative exhibitions by Carnation members

Fabruary 4 - February 26, 2023

Opening Reception

Saturday, February 4 5-8 pm

Open Hours

Sat-Sun 12-5pm
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Exhibition Statement

Carnation Contemporary presents a culminating all-member show encompassing work by artists from our current cycle as it comes to an end. It’s Complicated represents the last 12 months of programming in one exhibition.

Additionally, artists were interviewed about these exhibitions, and each dialog will be presented alongside the artwork. We invite you to get more familiar with our member artists and their work as we close out our third season of programming, say goodbye to some of our long-time cohorts, and prepare for another exhibition cycle with new collaborators.

Exploring Crossover conversations were supported by The Ford Family Foundation and PICA.

Third Season Programming

February 2022: Blind Date
New member group show

March 2022: The Extended Ear: An Artist Book Fair
Curated and coordinated by Kris Blackmore + Hannah Newman

April 2022: Told and Untold
Rachael Zur + Heather Lee Birdsong
conversation with Prudence Roberts

May 2022: It’s Often a Performance | Little Star
Brittney Connelly |  Leslie Vigeant
conversation with Jennifer Rabin

June 2022: As Above, So Below
Maria Lux + Kyle Adam Kalev Peets
conversation with Eden Redmond

July 2022: Seeing You/Seeing Me: Conversation Unattended
Mami Takahashi | Russell Borne
conversation with Kristan Kennedy

August 2022: Where the Future Can Meet
Marcelo Fontana + Katherine Spinella
conversation with Blake Shell

September 2022: Nirvanamatopoeia
Matthew Bennett Laurents +
Jeremy Le Grand
conversation with Pamela Hadley

Book launch: Overlap & Outliers
(available online and in the gallery)

October 2022: Invisible Labor
Raphael Arar + Renee Couture
conversation with Ana Varas, PhD

November 2022: Smolder
Carolyn Hopkins + M Acuff
conversation with Michelle Nijhuis

December 2022: a useless task it seems
Midgray (collaborative moniker for Kris Blackmore + Simon Boas)
conversation with Nicola Bozzi

January 2023: Flowstone
Susan Murrell + Hannah Newman
conversation with MK Guth

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