Natalie Petrosky: 9 Minutes of Nothing, 2016

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Monday, February 17 to Sunday, March 1
Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries
Current Students
The public

From the Artist:

I think about what it means to look at something. There is a certain meditative patience of looking at an image or an object for an extended period of time. Sometimes when you look at something for so long, you no longer see it anymore. Maybe eventually you could end up looking back at yourself. My videos are not about entertainment, but they are not about endurance either. They are more closely aligned with pursuing a question without seeking an answer.

My video work is reactionary to the domestic environments in which I find myself. I get excited to see how I can combine the textures, objects, and lighting around me in order to focus on the familiar in a different way. My practice mirrors the couch I sit on every day and the plants I water from time to time. The cushion has an indent from my weight and the plants will die without my attention. These recorded moments exist somewhere in between the piles of clothes on my floor I ignore until laundry day and the plants I let come a little too close to death. One is trying to have a tender moment with itself and the other is concerned with how it is positioned in a room. Which is which, I am not sure. I am sitting on my couch staring at a plant, wondering when I should water it next.

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Paige Früchtnicht-Ponchak
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