In this particular cultural moment, Compound shares the work of intergenerational artists and the impulse to represent the inexplicable through various approaches to ordering the universe. Artists create discrete languages and systems in an effort to address the elusive and tenuous relationship between what we see, know and experience. Selected artworks on view in the complex, including the project space and the warehouse, reflect artists’ responses to history, fantasy, mythology and our present reality.
Compound features artists who speak to the pressing issues of our time regarding social, political, cultural and environmental challenges and urgencies. It is often through the apparatus of beauty that art can ignite a sense of solace, peace and transcendence in light of nature’s pandemonium. Through encounters with art, the potential for awe, inspiration, creation, innovation and transformation is imminent.
Chaos to Cosmos will be the second installation at Compound, featuring artists addressing nature and beauty, working on the creation of visual systems, order and iconography to address the mysteries of the universe, seeking to represent the inexplicable. It is often through the lens of art that enigmas and phenomenon of the cosmos are explored. Our collaborating artists play with color, light, perception, mystery, movement and material to approach universal ideas.
The artists exhibited in Chaos to Cosmos are interested in exploring nature and beauty, in creating iconography to address and question the sublime, and in reflecting upon what is inexplicable in our lives. The works speak to the potential for awe, inspiration and transformation amid the natural forces of the abstract and unknown in our world and beyond.