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Syzygy: A Union of Opposites


New Work by Grace Sippy

On View: July 3 - September 28
Opening Reception & 20% off (one night only): July 19 from 6:30-9pm

Grace Sippy,  Glass Box , Screenprint, 2019

Grace Sippy, Glass Box, Screenprint, 2019

Syzygy (si-zuh-jee) showcases my work exploring the union of opposing forces and ideas in the context of theories surrounding identity. Specifically, my visual research focuses on spaces that exist within the psyche and the unconscious, while using the body, mark-making and environment as a visualization of those spaces. Propelled by my ongoing interest in psychoanalysis, I am interested in creating figures in transformation and deformation (with extra or missing limbs, or using movement), and figures that are engaged in conflict and/or acts of love. By portraying these figures with ambiguity, it is my intention to create moments of hesitation, uncertainty, and questioning. It is intentionally not clear in many of the images if there are negative or positive acts being presented, and speak to the complexity of our own relationships with the Self, and how aspects of our identities (psychoanalytic concepts such as the personal unconscious, the persona, and anima/animus), are formed.