2021 Collaborations in Review
I hope this update finds you well, resting, and taking care of yourself and your loved ones after another difficult year. 2021 brought many new projects and collaborations to my practice, and I hope these images and updates bring you some joy and/or give your mind and spirit someplace to wander for a few moments.
My first museum-wide solo exhibition “Our Patterns, the Orator, the Astronomer, and the Poet” took place at the Wiley House Museum this year, building from my time as the first artist to be awarded a Repository Research Fellowship from Indiana University’s Institute for Advanced Study. Consisting of twelve digital patterns projected across the museum’s two floors, this work represents an experimental act of collaboration across time with the fleeting archives of three individuals: Elizabeth Breckenridge, Harvey Young and Sarah Parke Morrison (the lifelong live-in servant for the university president, the first Black student to attend the university, and the first female student to attend the university), in an attempt to bring their presences back into the spaces they once occupied.
It was an even bigger year for “Our Patterns” collaborations, with the realization of “Our Patterns, Bloomington” with students and faculty from the Eskanazi School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University, as well as “Our Patterns, Montgomery College” with students and faculty from the Rockville and Germantown campuses of Montgomery College (to be publicly exhibited in the coming year). I also had the immense pleasure of participating in this year’s Terrain Biennial in Evanston, IL.
The Joan Mitchell Foundation released a beautiful short video documenting my time as a 2021 Joan Mitchell Center Artist-In-Residence, an opportunity I am so grateful for. I spent my time at the center beta-testing how to make sculpture collaborative with the project “Fieldwork at Joan Mitchell Center” a line of thinking I am so excited to keep exploring.
These and other new and newly published projects can be seen in full on my website
thank you all for your time and attention, and please feel free to keep in touch or reach out to collaborate. I’d love to hear from you!
natan [at] itsopossumtime.com