‘Freeze State: Dissociating From 
The Here And Now’

Freeze state: to become fixed or motionless; a reaction to specific stimuli, most commonly observed in prey animals. Curators Nicholas Cook and KCJ Szwedzinski invited local and regional printmakers to illustrate what stopped them in their tracks, be it phobias, trauma or even politics. As with artist Monica Stewart, it can be something used daily. “I realized what a complicated relationship I have with my phone and social media,” she said. “Using my phone can simultaneously make me feel overwhelmed by current events … and disconnected from my surroundings. This phenomenon is formidable to contemplate, let alone the controversy and questionable tactics of phone manufacturers themselves and their impact on our planet and humanity.” The reception is during the March 1 Republic Bank First Friday Hop from 6 to 8 p.m.

THROUGH MARCH 30

Swanson Contemporary
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638 E. Market St.
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‘Freeze State: Dissociating From 
The Here And Now’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

 

 

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