CURRENTS: HORROR AMOUR
Curated by Georgia Henkel
March 20 - May 10, Loudoun House
Opening Party: March 20th, 6:00-10:00pm, $5 General/ $15 Generous Admission
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 10:00am-4:00pm, Friday 10:00am-8:00pm (beginning April 3), Saturday-Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm
Family Tours: April 18th 11am-1pm
Spanish Speaking Tours: April 18th 1pm-3pm
Throughout history, cultures have demonstrated aesthetic preferences on how their personal space is occupied. Imagine the suffocating space of the Book of Kells, the cluttered interiors of the Victorians, even the busyness of Where’s Waldo books. Horror Vacui refers to extreme cases of dense imagery. It is a term coined by the Italian art critic, Mario Praz and literally means Fear of emptiness. Amor Vacui, its antithesis refers to a Love of emptiness.
Artists were handed the challenge of constructing their own visual propensity based on these two extremes while trying to stay out of the middle.
Currents artists include: Mike Goodlett, Mike McKay, Dronex, Inc., LA Watson, Liz Swanson, Ellen Molle, Ed Franklin, Colin Doherty, Leah Crews Castleman, Lawrence Tarpey, SmithTownsend Collaborative, and Lauren Argo