Disjecta hosts the Visual Arts Network’s Unintended Connections with artists Yvonne Buchanan, Gregory Michael Hernandez and Takahiro Yamamoto. Buchanan and Hernandez present new work reflective of their interests in excavating, exposing and altering complicated community histories through installation. They investigate the politicized body, place and presence. While both artists were trained as painters, they push at the limitations of materials and genres by expanding into the more ephemeral practices of video and installation. Takahiro Yamamoto will also present a series of photographs as a way to ask the questions “Who is being seen?” or what is the tipping point between individual and community.
This varied and shape-shifting exhibition is emulative of the Visual Artists Network (VAN)’s own form and mission which is responsive not only to artists needs but to the evolving conversation around the intersections of Visual and Performing Art and our dedication to connecting artists to our diverse communities in meaningful and potentially transformative ways.