Curators Steve Locke and Betsy Alwin organized their exhibition around the concept of “distance”—̶ physical, chronological, intellectual, emotional, geographic, etc. All Skowhegan alumni share the experience of distance from their unique summer on the Skowhegan campus. The curators were further inspired by Solmaz Sharif’s poem, Look, which explores consequences that result from perceptions of difference and distance. This exhibition includes works by artists of varying ages, from various cultural backgrounds, who work in various locations around the country and around the world. Although the works in Distance all can be called “works on paper,” the diversity of shapes, sizes, materials and techniques reflects the variety of contemporary art practices encompassed under that single rubric.
Kim Abraham, Alejandro Acierto, Lauren Adams, Negar Ahkami, Colleen Asper, Rebecca Baldwin, Keren Benbenisty, Caitlin Berrigan, Suzanne Broughel, Derrick Buisch, Neil Callander, Greg Chann, Sue Collier, Oliver Comerford, Karishma D’Souza, Anthony Craig Drennen, Jesse England, Nicholas Fraser, Baris Gokturk, Rachel Granofsky, Mark Haddon, Russell Hamilton, Katie Herzog, Carol Blaser, Saskia Jorda, Courtney Jordan, Nils Karsten, Becky Kinder, Baxter Koziol, Shaun Leonardo, Anthony Lepore, Cyriaco Lopes, Colin McMullan DBA Emcee C.M., Master of None, Nat Meade, Alex Morris, Helina Metaferia, Nyeema Morgan, Bennett Morris, Ester Partegas, Carol Pepper-Cooper, Bundith Phunsombatlert, Marilyn Propp, Hanneline Rogeberg, Sherrill Roland, Michelle Rosenberg, Annesofie Sandal, Amanda Schoppel, Austin Shull, Molly Springfield, Draga Susanj, Elizabeth Tubergen, Traci Tullius, Tabitha Vevers, Robert Wechsler, Yoav Weinfeld, Jane Westrick.