July 11 - August 8, 2022
“Contracommon is proud to present Deeper Roots Than Reason, a group exhibition curated by Kirsten Lofgren, running from July 11 to August 8, 2022. The exhibition will feature works by Catherine Allen, Robert Collier Beam, Thomas Cook, Helen Jones, Madeline Rupard and Lauren Williams. A reception will be held at Contracommon on Saturday, July 23 from 6-9pm. The reception is free and open to the public.
Kirsten Lofgren is an independent curator and artist based in Austin, Texas. She graduated from Brigham Young University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Photography. Her curated exhibitions include Get It Together at GalleryGallery and Pump Project Alumni at Mosaic Sound Collective. She has exhibited her artwork locally and internationally. Her curatorial practice is an extension of her artmaking, both fueled by the desire to create a feeling of connection and opportunities for exploration between artworks and their viewers. Growing up in rural Appalachia and later moving to the Rocky Mountains, she developed deep connections to the natural beauty of the landscape and a keen interest in the tensions that humans bring to a place. Her deep love for and ever-changing relationship with the places she has lived inspire her artwork and curation today.
“Deeper Roots Than Reason is an exhibition that explores the magic of seeing, remembering, and imagining a place. When we think about a place we remember both its tangible and intangible aspects. We might imagine how we feel when we are there or we might remember the people we once knew. Or we may see all the changes in the environment happening around us. These artists consider the natural and built environments and how our actions alter them. ”
The title for this exhibition was inspired by the poem “Such Silence” by Mary Oliver.
Deeper Roots Than Reason will be on view in the Contracommon gallery from July 11 – August 8. The gallery is open to the public from 12-6 pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with private viewing appointments available Monday – Thursday at calendly.com/contracommon.
For inquiries, information, or to make a donation, email [email protected].”
Reception: July 23, 2022 | 6–9 pm
12912 Hill Country Blvd f140
Bee Cave, 78738 Texas
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