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space/time opens at 934 Gallery

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman space/time opens at 934 GalleryR-L: "Saint Nebulus" by Andy Smith, "2020 Days" by Tyler Bohm, and "$lime Language" by Briseus Smith (bottom left). All photos by Taijuan Moorman.
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A show originally set to take place in 2020 has finally come back around to 934 Gallery, in a full circle moment given the state of the world.

space/time is the theme of the annual group show at 934, curated by Kathryn Seyerle and Sarah Achor and featuring works by over 60 artists.

The theme came about after 934’s 2019 group show. Achor suggested a space theme for the following year, 2020. Of course, nothing that year came as expected. Though 934 was somewhat open, Seyerle takes care of her elderly parents and was not taking the risk. Not to mention, 934 was able to host a show in honor of their fifth-year anniversary, so the idea was postponed.

Fast forward to 2021, and Seyerle suggested adding the “time” component to the theme, fittingly because of our evolved relationships to both over the pandemic.

“The theme is just so relevant to everything that’s happened. It was like getting socked in the face,” said Achor. “We all know about the six-foot dots. Time, I’m like, did the last year happen?”

Our experience with space and time is very different in terms of how we exist in the world amid the pandemic, said Seyerle.

L-R: “Death Can’t Do Anything to Me” by G Ryan Hudson, “Twothfairy/2thfairy” by Kamar Kent, “I am on your side forever” by Kathryn Seyerle and Leo Seyerle, and “A Tender Heart pt. 1” by Darby Evans.
R-L: “Saint Nebulus” by Andy Smith, “2020 Days” by Tyler Bohm, and “$lime Language” by Briseus Smith (bottom left).
L-R: “2020’s Maha Durga” by Kendra Streibig, “Obviously, a Major Malfunction” by Asmara Abraham, “Parallel Realities 2” by Jennifer Perkins, and “Turning Back to the End” by Josh Parrott.

For the artists, the theme garnered a lot of different takes. There are pieces that pull from outer space, while others deal with the passage of time. (There are at least two pieces that take images from the same spot for hundreds of days straight.) Some pieces use the theme in relation to the amount of time or space it takes up. Some pieces are light and playful, while others can be very serious in context.

The show also includes a light installation, an augmented reality piece, and a virtual reality piece, in which another gallery can be viewed in the headset.

space/time opens today, Friday, Nov. 5, with an opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. The gallery is also open Saturdays from 12 to 3 p.m. for Open Hours. The show runs through December 18.

For more information, visit 934gallery.org.

All photos by Taijuan Moorman

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