What do birds hold onto? What do we?
In an installation-based show using Ice, textiles, feathers and other ephemera, artists, Christalena Hughmanick and D Rosen pose questions around perception, ritual, and the meanings of symbols.
Pieces include chicken swings to donated to the Sólheimar Ecovilage as enrichment tools for their chickens ; ice castings based on rituals with Peacocks, roosters, and horses; dyes leaking onto fabric, and hand-stitched textile.
Lindargata 66, Reykjavik 101
D Rosen operates from the position that questions of animality are not binary but rather a tangle of ecologies and richly complicated identities framed by culture. Rosen attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2018, received an MFA from the University of Chicago in 2013, and a BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 2011. They exhibit and publish internationally. In 2023, they will published a text on trans Hummingbirds in the “Queering Nature” issue of Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture. Rosen has upcoming exhibitions at ExGirlfriend (Berlin, Germany), Weinburg/Newton (Chicago, IL), and a residency at AiR Bergen, USF Verftet (Bergen, Norway).
Christalena Hughmanick is an artist making textiles and sculptural installations that become activated by public performance. In recent works she has inhabited the roles of archivist, manual laborer, expert lecturer, archeologist and spiritual medium as a way of investigating relationships of producer to consumer and artist to viewer. Motivating her practice are hand making processes that compact a viewers notion of time. Recent work has been reviewed by Lori Waxman for the Quarantine Times and Hall W. Rockefeller for Less Than Half. Her paper "Freedom Quilt: Collective Patchwork in Post-Communist Hungary” has been presented at The Textile Society of America’s 17th Annual Symposium and will be published in the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of World Textiles in 2023. She has exhibited internationally and been an artist in residence at the American Academy in Rome, SÍM Reykjavík, the Moholy-Nagy Művészeti Egyetem Budapest, Wedge Projects in Chicago. Her work has been supported by Fulbright Foundation, US State Department, the Lenore Tawney Foundation Scholarship among others. She holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.