Thru May 4
Moving the Margins (MTM) presents “Many Small Gestures,” a powerful exhibition of artwork by local and nationally recognized artist, Sheila Goloborotko. Through a partnership with the Jessie Ball duPont Center, this is the latest in a series of artist residency projects taking place in The Corner Gallery.
Moving the Margins is an immersive artist-in-residence program that redefines civic engagement. This groundbreaking artist-in-residence program is an incubator for artists taking on contemporary themes of justice. Each residency allows the artist to collaborate with the change agents of Jacksonville to create accessible, immersive art installations and public programming that catalyzes our community toward action. In this next installment, MTM invites the community in for expansive dialogue around the relationships between humans and nature.
For years, Goloborotko has found answers to life’s difficult questions—our rapidly heating planet and the mismanagement of the health care system among them—not through literal means, but by engaging deeply with unusual materials. She combines them into new forms that are at once unique and universal, shaping and reshaping these tactile elements until she teases out what the material wants to say. A fence that her neighbor built inspired her to create a flimsy, seemingly endless fence of fake grass signaling just how absurd it is to think we can put boundaries on the Earth.
“In nature, change is the most reliable constant; decay and life, the brutal and the beautiful, learn to coexist,” says Goloborotko. “What’s the lesson? Nature is always adapting, finding new solutions. No one gesture that we humans make can ever fix the past. But it is certain that, as in nature, many small gestures can bring about lasting change.”
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by appointment on weekends and after hours.
The Corner Gallery, 40 East Adams St., movingthemargins.org.