Curated by Alena Williams and Manfred Kirschner, In a Shadow Box consists of drawings by twenty-seven artists. We all received transparencies and glass slides in the mail, drew on them with ink, and then mailed them back to be projected on the walls of the gallery.
Images in the show are fleeting, interrupted, and altered by what came before or after. While most drawing shows feature works materially attached to the wall, with accompanying title notes, the dark space of this show offers no grounding for the work or the viewers moving through the space. The drawings float together and create an ephemeral installation in the “empty” space. I imagine people are walking away with odd memories of lines and shapes layered on top of each other in a way that will be different from person to person, animating internal shadow boxes.