What began as a solo exhibition for Brian Fleetwood soon transformed into the ambitious group show titled Consilience. As Fleetwood’s transdisciplinary, highly collaborative philosophy guided the curatorial process, gallery director and co-curator Jordan Eddy saw an opportunity to anchor the near and far-flung panoply of the artist’s influences in his hometown gallery. “In our early conversations about the show, it became clear that a traditional solo exhibition couldn’t hold what Brian was trying to say,” Eddy says. “His work, and his community, has become a crossroads for this expansive, transdisciplinary story.”
Flanked on one side by his mentors, and on the other by recent students under the artist’s guidance at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Fleetwood presents an amoebic representation of significant milemarkers along his creative journey. From large-scale installation to traditional fine metalsmithing, the guest artists on view encircle and inform Fleetwood’s latest work.
Featured Artists: Brian Fleetwood, Chris Ramsay, Kenneth Johnson, Mark Herndon, Susie Ganch, Carly Feddersen, Tania Larsson, JQ Nightshade, Anangookwe Wolf