January 27, 2018 – March 8, 2018
Curators: Laura Black & Selena Robles
Begovich Gallery hosted a closing reception for Ruminate on Thursday, March 8, 2018 featuring two meditation sessions lead by Ruminate artist Anna Bogatin at 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.
Ruminate, is an interdisciplinary, global exhibit examining four living Neo-Minimalist artists: Hadi Tabatabai, Anna Bogatin, Gregory Hayes and Joseph Cohen, who are known for their meticulous and innovative use of materials. Artworks have been selected for their quiet, controlled energy. Ruminate expands upon and contextualizes the visual sphere of current neurological research which indicates that the proliferation of the internet in our daily lives has produced a culture that values perfunctory thought and self-adulation. The exhibit demonstrates that through the abandonment of the superfluous and with heightened focus on materiality, craftsmanship, and process, Neo-Minimalist art can provide an alternative to this superficiality by encouraging viewers to look inward and think deeply. It is hoped that Ruminate will raise awareness and start a discussion about the consequences of our digital life, while also highlighting the exquisite practices of some of the finest artists from the contemporary Neo-Minimalist movement.