FSU Art Associate Professor Judy Rushin-Knopf will be a featured artist in an exhibition entitled Can You Hear the Silence? at the Ivy Brown Gallery in New York City. The exhibition goes from June 17 to August 17, and the work will rotate at the halfway point on July 17.
What does your silence sound like, the wind, the sea, rain, blood running through your veins, your breath, is there such a thing as nothingness? Is silence subjective? There is no wrong answer as this is an abstract and idiosyncratic question but it intrigues me and peaks my curiosity. At its best the pandemic has given us a different landscape to view ourselves, it’s created a new context for our objectivity.
Our cities and countries around the world got quiet in a way never experienced before, an inwardness that enveloped our days. The world had noiselessness to it that we rarely if ever have heard. We have posed this title to a group of artists to see what their silence looks like and expressed through their art. As our lives to return and the quietude fades can we incorporate the essence of the sensibility of silence into the timber of our being? We can certainly try to take what this time has taught us as we move forward.
Participating artists in alphabetical order, Ashley Benton, Angelica Bergamini, Joshua Goode, Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen, Ak Jansen, Elizabeth Jordan, David Paul Kay, Kenjiro Kitade, Juliet Martin, David Mellen, Judy Rushin-Knopf & Camilla Taylor.