Opening Reception: Friday, August 13 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Keeping Pace encompasses a collection of recent works by multimedia artist Sara Dittrich that meditate on the interconnectivity of the body and the land it inhabits. Through sound sculpture, photography, and paper collage Dittrich enables the viewer to look internally and externally simultaneously. Her newest series of works in the exhibition were created through a cyanotype photographic printing process where tree leaves and other foliage are exposed to the sun on chemically coated paper to create cyan-blue prints. Playing with multiple exposures as well as collaged laser cut paper, Dittrich builds imagery resembling nervous and respiratory systems. By observing the cyclical nature of politics, and body, Keeping Pace uses time as a through-line for how we continually relate and adapt to the land and vice versa.
Sara Dittrich is an interdisciplinary sculpture artist who builds introspective experiences that shift perspective from passive seeing to active looking, from passive hearing to active listening. Dittrich uses musical thinking to illuminate the dynamic and unconscious rhythms of the body and environments with diverse mediums that often include sculptural objects, musical performance, video, and interactive electronic technologies. From placing a cellist in a 9ft. tall chair, sculpting hundreds of tiny ears from clay, or performing with bio sensors that match breath to tidal movement, the work can be described as both absurd and meditative. Dittrich’s studio practice is located in Baltimore, Maryland where she has lived and worked since receiving her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Keeping Pace runs from August 13, 2021 – October 2, 2021.
- Wednesday-Saturday: 12pm – 5pm
- and by appointment
Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope Road SE.