Two figures lying on the floor are tangled, limbs intertwined, and knit together using a number of soft textured and multi-patterned fabrics.

Maria A. Guzmán Capron: Celaje

Through a combination of hand-sewn textiles and paints, Capron joins together an array of patterns and striking colors to fashion bodily forms. Merging figuration with abstraction, these works explore cultural hybridity, pride, and the competing desires to assimilate and to be seen. 

With wide brush strokes, a white coat is adorned with colorful paint, just behind which a Black face with short hair watches expressionless, arms crossed, with figures shuffling past in the background.

Coady Brown: Only in the Darkness Can You See the Stars

Brown’s paintings examine how groups, couples, and solitary figures navigate self-presentation in private and public life. For this new series, ⁠Brown utilizes the dark nightlife of a disco as a thematic parameter to conjure the experience of gathering in a space designated for catharsis and ecstatic exaltation.

Vivid painting of two figures, saturated with deep reds, earthy yellows, purples, greens, and blues. The figures lean over a "body" on an operating table and methodologically tend to its organs, which are made of various fruits, including strawberries, bananas, and raspberries

Summer Wheat: Anything Can Happen

Known for their tactility and texture, Wheat’s materials take on the form of both painting and sculpture, and borrow from the rich, and often gendered, history of fibers and textiles.

An installation view of a darkly lit gallery. The image is bisected by a wall on the left painted brick red with a glass aquarium inlayed half way up from the floor. The aquarium has sand, rocks, aquarium plants, and two clay vessels suspended in the center like giant round eyes. In the background, another water tank stands on a plinth in a room lit with blue and green lights. This water tank holds a tall, red clay amphora.

Cammie Staros: ​What Will Have Being​

The artworks in ​What Will Have Being ​draw the relics of fallen empires into discourse  with contemporary political and environmental instabilities, considering the legacy of our species on this planet. Creating a throughline between ancient past and possible future, the works suggest a museological exhibition of antiquities that has been forgotten and reclaimed by nature.

A psychedelic painting depicting a tangle of female-looking figures. The central figure has pink skin, and is being carried by the others in a position referencing Michaelangelo’s Pietà. The other figures have mossy green skin, and one is putting a finger in the pink figure's mouth. ​Feather-shaped embellishments mimicking the wings of a peacock are layered over the figures. They're surrounded by brightly-colored, striped snakes.

Wendell Gladstone: Safe Haven

The new paintings in ​Safe Haven ​continue the artist’s interest in surreal and psychologically charged spaces, often populated with a cast of humans, animals, and hybrid forms.

An installation photograph of an artwork by Fay Ray, which consists of a large, light brown, oval rock tethered to the wall with a heavy metal chain, and bound by a hammered metal cage.

Hold on Tight

The artworks in this exhibition navigate the complex relationships between these emotions: the desire for touch and connection through isolation and our longing for the people and places that have recently been out of reach.