Applied Forces

On View: January 18 - March 28, 2020

Main Galleries

In physics, the phrase “applied forces” describes those forces that arise out of physical contact between two or more material objects. In the exhibition Applied Forces, bodies, objects, and spaces collide. Artists act upon the landscape, utilize their own bodies as artistic material, and create tools and costumes to be used in performances and videos. They choreograph, instigate, and document collisions between objects and bodies, between bodies and environments, and between varied physical materials. Through performance, video, photography, installation, and sculpture, this exhibition highlights contemporary artists who utilize physical force and activity to explore power dynamics, push the limits of their material, and confront the spaces they inhabit.

Applied Forces Artists:
Eames Armstrong, Rex Delafkaran, Billy Friebele, Michael Dax Iacovone, Laura Hyunjhee Kim, Rose Nestler, Kirk Amaral Snow, and Antoinette Suiter.


RELATED EVENTS

Opening Reception: Saturday / February 1 / 6–9pm
Gallery Talk: Saturday / March 7 / 1-3pm

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Smith & Meyer Galleries
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Front Lawn
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