Micro / Macro

Works by Caitlin Gill

April 3, 2020 - April 26, 2020

Ventures Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, April 3, 2020 (5 – 7pm)

Artist Statement

This exhibition aims to explore the implicit and dysfunctional hierarchies that separate human from animal. By making the overlooked or invisible hyper visible, this exhibit questions our relationships with the natural world and how our place in it is tied up in what we see as valuable. By making the micro, macro, we challenge hierarchy, as space and scale play a large role in how we associate worth.  

Biography

Caitlin Gill is a mixed media artist living in Westminster, Maryland. She has a B.A in Drawing and Painting from Towson University and an MFA in Curatorial Practice and Art Criticism from the Ontario College of Art and Design. She currently works as the Program Manager and Artist Registry Coordinator for Maryland Art Place (MAP) in Baltimore. Gill uses printmaking, sculpting, drawing, painting, collage and fiber to create artwork which explores ideas of identity, femininity and the divergence between human and animal. Evoking ideas of discomfort and repulsion she encourages viewers to engage with how unnatural being human can sometimes feel.  

Image: “Wings I” mixed media on panel by Caitlin Gill