Over the course of two or so years, Lucy Mullican wandered far and wide through various parts of the globe. Staying with friends along the way, she would explore new environments on foot, finding beauty in discarded, organic matter, bygone possessions and misplaced building fragments. The artist began to forage for natures charming yet overlooked souvenirs, and never stopped.
Taking shape through glistening metallic scales and boundless oceanic interiors, Tess Bilhartzs Follow Me Down grants viewers entry and exploration into a new terrain, yet offers no certainty of an escape.
Elbert Joseph Perezs sobering humor and historical fixation instill an anxiety-inducing literalness, crying out from somewhere between the borrowed opulence of historical, still-life masterpieces, and a gravitational interest in the concept of existence, described by the artist as a baseline misery.