For the month of July, Make.Shift Gallery has invited four unique local artists for an exhibition titled, “Prospective Parts.” Through a variety of mediums, each artist’s practice focuses on complex representations of the human body. In different ways, each artist’s work raises interesting questions about the body’s role as a political landscape, a spiritual vehicle, and a visual subject.
Francia Orozco’s bright and bold paintings are heavily influenced by her Mexican culture and her experience as an immigrant, minority, and woman in this country. Karen Hanrahan’s up-close black and white photographs, captured by a simple point and shoot camera, have been described as organic, narrative, and authentic. Using her own photos for reference to focus on areas of fine detail, Katie Howard’s large-scale paintings depict scenes of craving and hunger. Through mixed media pieces that combine black and white photography, collage, and embroidery, Cydni Carter creates complex and layered maps of that which we call the soul.