Panta Rhei - Solo Exhibition
May 27 - June 24, 2016
My work questions what is truly "real": the physical realm that is seen or the ineffable that is felt. I draw from my practices of yoga and meditation, which transmute the often uncomfortable heaviness and solidity of the body into sensations of pure, weightless energy.
"Panta Rhei" visually explores these dichotomous sensations of the body. Divergent materials flow into one another, at times jarringly, and at others seamlessly. Other works hover in transitional states, as if caught between forming and breaking apart. Formerly utilitarian materials such as concrete and resin shed their associations and begin to wrinkle and sag, alluding to having lived a life.
The title of the exhibition, Panta Rhei (literally: "everything flows"), refers to a process of flowing from one form or state to the next. Coined by the philosopher Heraclitus, it implies that because everything is constantly changing, all objects are ultimately figments of one's imagination, because only change itself is real.