Exhibiting Artists: March 17- April 16, 2016
I create conceptually driven work that reflects upon iconic cultural and societal events or moments that have influenced major shifts in our collective consciousness, but now may be near the point of forgetting.
For each exhibition, I combine and arrange multiple elements and mediums, (i.e. sculpture, video, digital images, etc.), which invoke visual and cognitive signs, or “clues”, that elicit a (sub)conscious nostalgia, building multiple layers of information to be considered and processed.
Implied references to politics, pop culture and art history suggest connections and idiosyncrasies while exposing them as uncanny precursors to present-day realities.
“Mystique: Recent work in Multiple Media”
Whether in drawing, painting, or printmaking, the process for me is about layering and energizing space in such a way that objects are fluid, interconnected and full of energy and movement. I try to utilize a variety of lines, marks and media to suggest both stasis and openness to possibility and transformation as well as the passage of time. As I attempt to describe the multiple realities which intermingle in memory, imagination and daily life, images emerge and diverge – reconfiguring in new relationships.
Everything is open and flows back and forth: empty and full, defined by its opposite -fleeting yet tangible – air and space dissecting form and formless in an effort to capture the unity and delight of life experienced, remembered, longed for.
Maggie Jay Horne
Maggie Jay Horne’s sculptural textiles symbolize a literal and figurative protection. Acting as a physical barrier to the outside world, shielding the inner self. The tactile qualities of the work evoke a subconscious sense of comfort similar to the feeling of safety conjured by a child’s security blanket. The nature of the work is time consuming, a sort of daily practice, and over time the act of making becomes automatic and intuitive, symbolically creating a safe space.