"Partnership House" at Interstruct 2014 Lexington KY.
What is this thing we call “The American Dream?”
Is it a promise? What does it smell like? Is it what it used to be?
What part does a home play in this dream? What kind of home do we imagine? How can the idea of home be reframed, reinvented?
What kind of partnerships do we form? As we move into the 21st Century, what kinds of intimacy, commitment, family do we hope for?
How can the idea of marriage, of the ceremony of the white wedding be reframed, reinvented?
Step inside of this temporary domestic structure, this hybrid, house-like, chapel-like form and play with the ideas of residences, the ideas of marriages, of weddings. Add your voice to the conversation.
Cedar Lorca Nordbye works to create material, visual constructions which will serve as tools for the creation of discussions, arguments, and conversations that will bring people together and create communities of ideas. His primary fascination, his passionate interest is in the joining together of disparate, at times conflicting, ideas. This joining can occur when two boards are joined together, each with discordant imagery and a new idea arises, or this joining can take place when two people weave their thoughts together through the words of a discussion or a debate.
Juan Rojo uses painting, video, photography and printmaking to call into question traditions of representation, and conventions of the depiction of women. He creates tumultuous wrestling matches between representation and abstraction, between contemporary fragmentation and historical representation, between accepted heights of taste and intoxicating trips of high pitch colors. He employs everyday materials like scrapbook patterns, crochet or paper doilies to create naive, hyper-decorative works that merge disparate subject matters and exhibit a high-contrast between form and content, exploring the perversions of our patriarchal society trying to define and control the definition of the feminine.