J.K. Wornson: Other Rooms, Near To Me
September 30, 2011 – November 12, 2011
Opening Friday, September 30, 7-10pm
S A T E L L I T E 6 6
66 6th Street
SF, CA 94103
SAN FRANCISCO, September 15, 2011 – The Maltese Embassy is pleased to present Brooklyn-based artist J.K. Wornson for an exhibition running from September 30th to November 12th, 2011. An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 30th from 7-10PM at 66 6th Street in San Francisco, and is open to the public.
The exhibition features works on paper, selections from the artist’s Fire Paintingsseries, and an installation that can be experienced by only one at a time. Wornson’s textured, tactile, and layered artworks are meditations on the formation of identity, on how who we are is defined by ephemeral experiences, temporal relationships, and invisible influences. Always shedding bits of ourselves while picking up foreign parts; sometimes we collect more than we can carry and sometimes we shed faster than we rebuild. The pieces that we collect merge and morph within us, making us not so much individuals as individual manifestations of each other and of circumstance. Other Rooms, Near to Me considers that with which we surround ourselves- our temples, our art, our homes- as the perfect mirror of our ragtag selves and the implications this idea poses for the nature of humanity, society, and space.
The Maltese Embassy is an ongoing curatorial project by Valerie Leavy. A tiny ambassador of art in San Francisco, the Embassy is dedicated to showcasing emerging contemporary artists with a focus on craftsmanship, concept, and aesthetic. FOR GALLANTRY.