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I Observe
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AmyMarc ScheffAmy AureliaJoanna BarnumAurelia BlackbirdStephanie RewBlackbird
BlissVicki SullivanBliss Cosmic JokerDonna BatesCosmic Joker DreamerDaniela WerneckDreamer
Dusted Crystal CurrentValentine AprileDusted Crystal Current GazeJoanna BarnumGaze Getting Lost (in her eyes)Robin DamoreGetting Lost (in her eyes)
I See You In FeathersCatherine CreaneyI See You In Feathers Lady of the LakeAlexandra ManukyanLady of the Lake Let Them Eat CakeChristina RamosLet Them Eat Cake
LibertatisDonna BatesLibertatis Lost in DoubtsDaniela WerneckLost in Doubts MeasureJune StrattonMeasure
Paper TigerEthan PricePaper Tiger PassageBarbara HackPassage PersephoneMichael BergtPersephone
Pretty PestRachel LinnemeierPretty Pest Quill and Coil 1Dáire Lynch Quill and Coil 1 Quill and Coil 2Dáire Lynch Quill and Coil 2
Steady As She GoesDana HawkSteady As She Goes Sweet and Tender HooliganAlessandro TomassettiSweet and Tender Hooligan Symbolism of a SeashellVictoria HerreraSymbolism of a Seashell
TemperanceTanja GantTemperance The Fire ReflectionAnna WypychThe Fire Reflection The LookoutChristina RamosThe Lookout
VenusMichael BergtVenus VeritasDonna BatesVeritas WeArina Gordienko We've Been here Before

Rehs Contemporary, along with PoetsArtists, is proud to announce I Observe, a group exhibition that explores the concepts of individuality and awareness. Collectively, more than two-dozen artists will have 30 works on display - each providing a unique lens into their observations.

The act of observation is so central to the artistic process that the title I Observe almost commonsensically addresses the details the artist takes in and then puts forth to their viewers. Those physical that are explicitly represented, and emotional which are more subtly expressed. It can be something as unassuming as the way light plays with a surface; bouncing and reflecting off skin, creating various tones in the simple curve of a cheek. Perhaps it is the body language that is more revealing; or the environment – the world around us. Further, within a work itself there may be observational characteristics present which can enhance the narrative; whether that may be the subject studying something in the work, or in some cases even appearing to look back at the viewer as if in observational exchange. Every observation, even the seemingly mundane, is crucial to the construction of any composition with regards to its ability to translate a concise and powerful message.

Aside from the artist’s observation of their subject, countless viewers then study the finished works, setting in motion a lifetime of observation; the concept is truly tied to the arts from beginning to end. 

This exhibition aims to build and engage in a conversation that uses others’ observations and our observation of others to push our own personal boundaries, while striving to find common ground with those who are different from ourselves. And with that, it starts by being more in-tune with and conscious of our surroundings; the things we observe.