Lately, keeping up with current events has been exhausting and disorienting for many of us. Listening to the horrible things human beings do to one another can become overwhelming. We might even feel frustrated at our inconsequential attempts to affect positive change. And yet, we move forward.
In situations like the present, simply sitting quietly and breathing can put space between us and the anxiety. To spark new solutions to nagging problems, we need that space. And yet still, we may need outside inspiration to heal or motivate ourselves. That healing motivation can come from walking in the woods, playing with children, or immersing yourself in the beauty of another’s creation. If the latter appeals to you, then our current exhibition, Quantum-an exhibition of glass, light and sound might lead you to inner peace, or even your next big idea.
Quantum, an art of another kind, is an installation by Jon Clark, Angus Powers and Jesse Daniels that combines more than 3,500 blown glass blades of grass with video and sound to produce a contemporary, captivating and immersive sensory experience. Unlike traditional art forms, installation art is as much about the experience as it is about the end product.
Quantum is inspired by the artist’s experience of natural phenomena translated into light, sound and time. It recalls memories of being immersed in nature with early morning sunlight refracting on the morning dew clinging to grass. Quantum fills an entire gallery and invites the viewer to wholly experience the exhibit.
Since it opened last month, we’ve been asking visitors their impression of Quantum, and here are a few of our favorites:
“I felt I was in the Twilight Zone in between time and space. I felt I held the answers to the world’s problems and could solve them. I felt I was in the fabric of what the world is made of.”
“Traveling through earth and space”
“It was very hypnotic and peaceful. It helps you relax and become more in tune with oneself and relieves stress. It should be put into every room.”
And some of the more humorous observations:
“Spooky, butt (sic) awesome”
“We saw a sea of Martini glasses. No, we were not drinking beforehand – although, we will be partaking soon. Thank you for your amazing art.”
We hope you’ll take time to refuel in the coming days. Here’s a short video if you can’t make it here by August 20th.