Cavernous Perspectives explores the full scope of humanity and what lies beneath. The works presented challenge the common representation of a collective consciousness that is overly binary or morally pat. The portraits of both Gregory Malphurs and Lin Fei Fei offer viewers the opportunity to reflect on the complexity of the human experience as a whole. Cecy Colichon’s conceptual abstraction and non-corporeal creations foster an associative atmosphere for the observer to ponder their own cavernous subconscious.
A mix of collage and painting in Malphurs’ emotionally charged and fragmented portraits use deconstruction to create a world that holds comfort around ambivalence and recognizes a universal bond of personal struggle. Lin’s ethereal portraits also live in the acceptance of darkness. As faces surface from an abyss into a clear forefront, from shadow to light, they bring facets of mankind deemed taboo to gleam.
This emerging movement takes on a multi-dimensional form in Colichon’s works, often a visual representation of music or sounds, and provides a vehicle for thought and transportation to other realms. The showcased pieces bring the intricacy of mortals to the palm of one’s hand as they journey the viewer from self to the unified ethos, then, with a new understanding, back to self.