In collaboration with Cece Chiappini, Emma Ganger-Spivak, Nicholas Schlesinger, Patrick Carman, Shea Seery, Sherry Chiang, Sophia Raccuia, and Tatiana Zancajo-Lugo of Reed College's Making Space class, I CAN CELEBRATE THE FUTURE ALL NIGHT was originally set to open on the night of the Spring Equinox, March 19, 2020.
Equinox, from the Latin aequinoctium, meaning “equal night,” is composed of equal parts of day and night. In contrast with pastoral springtime expectations of sunshine and tulips, this exhibition visually explores the creepy emergence of new life in the spring night; the alarming rate of growth of those tulips from the wet and shady earth.
When the COVID-19 pandemic caused PALS to close its doors until further notice on March 16, I CAN CELEBRATE THE FUTURE ALL NIGHT took on a whole new layer of meaning. As we adapted our lives to prevent the spread of the virus, Reed College’s Curatorial Team stepped up to the challenge of ensuring a way for the show to go on. Collaborating remotely over spring break, the team launched a digital version of the exhibition using augmented reality, bringing the work of 10 PALS’ artists to you, in your home, or wherever you are staying safe.
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