Curated by Amanda Lee
Artists: Lotta Lemetti, Kate Blomquist and William Van Beckum
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 26, 6:30- 9:00pm
January 26 - February 3, 2017
CP Projects Space, 132 West 21st Street, 10th floor, New York, NY
Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, weekends by appointment
CP Projects Space at the School of Visual Arts is pleased to present Tideline, curated by MA Curatorial Practice Fellow Amanda Lee. Named for the waterway created when two currents converge, Tideline exhibits three artists’ interpretations of wu-wei, a Taoist concept of the action of no action. Wu-wei derives from the state of “no mind,” when one achieves absolute tranquility while meditating.
The natural world is innately wu-wei, since it bares no mind as it maneuvers Earth. It embodies the serenity esteemed by centuries of Taoist teaching. However, its sanctuary is routinely sacrificed by humanity’s persistent disregard for the consequences of our actions.
Lotta Lemetti’s photographs force us to acknowledge the overlooked beauty of our everyday lives. Kate Blomquist’s brushstrokes mimic the unpredictable grace and tranquility of water. William Van Beckum uses his camera to capture the enigmatic light and growth of the forest floor. Their art reflects the essence of nature’s wu-wei and what we sacrifice when “no mind” is replaced with mindlessness. Humanity must adopt the action of no action and converge into a tideline with our environment rather than extinguish it.