Nucleus Portland

The Infinite Well 2



September 6 - October 2, 2019

Reception: September 6th / 6 - 9 PM


Group exhibition curated by WOW x WOW


 

The Infinite Well brings together 29 American artists at varying stages in their careers, all of whom share fantastic technical skill, a love of narrative and the ability to immerse viewers within wonderful visions, be they outlandish and surreal or comfortingly familiar.
 
Continuing WOW x WOW’s tradition of curating unthemed exhibits, The Infinite Well has provided participating artists with the opportunity to contribute pieces from their ongoing personal bodies of work. Allowing creative minds the freedom to explore without restrictive parameters is at the core of the WOW x WOW ethos, as it enables the creation of the most honest, powerful and liberating work that an artist will ever produce.

The show title is a metaphorical nod to the deep reservoir of inspiration that artists draw from. Encompassing everything from feelings, emotions, dreams, relationships, memories, social events, cultures and history, the list of stimuli which can inspire and provide fodder for the imagination, stretches to infinity.

Simultaneously and literally speaking, a ‘well’, typically contains water, which symbolises life, and in the context of the act of creation, is very fitting indeed. Throughout history, as it was often located in the centre of a neighbourhood, the well also came to symbolise community, which neatly ties in with this show. Community provides excellent opportunities for everyone and facilitates the sharing of ideas and feelings, in turn generating connections and continued growth, something which this show is a testament to.
 

At a time where online exhibitions are becoming more commonplace, WOW x WOW feels that it’s important to show solidarity with brick and mortar galleries, and highlight the fact that the physical and the virtual can work together in harmony, mutually engaging audiences and supporting the arts. Both gallery models have the ability to co-exist and provide varying benefits to both the artists they work with and the collectors they provide for, making for stronger international networks and a blossoming New Contemporary community.
 

Allison Reimold
Amy Guidry
Andi Soto
Andrew Ghrist
Armando Veve
Bao Pham
Bayo
Bennett Slater
Bill Carman
Bill Mayer
Casey Weldon
Charlie Immer
Corinne Reid
David Seidman
Helice Wen
Jeannie Lynn Paske
Jon Ching
Kate O'Hara
Katie Gamb
Leegan Koo
Michele Melcher
Nathan Reidt
Phoenix Chan
Sam Wolfe Connelly
Sean Mahan
Thomas Ascott
Tobias Kwan
Wiley Wallace
Yusei Abe


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