May 30, 2019 - Sept 9, 2019

Iteration #1: Kristin Miller Hopkins, Jason LeVan, Sammi McLean, Cynthia Stucki, Amber Tutwiler 
May 30 - July 5, 2019
Installation by Cynthia Stucki
Palm Beach State College, Gardens Campus

Iteration #2: Mumbi O’Brien, Michelle A.M. Miller, Michael Dillow, R.J. Rodriguez, Jason LeVan, Sammi McLean, Cynthia Stucki
July 11 - July 22, 2019
Performance and Installation by Mumbi O’Brien
Palm Beach State College, Gardens Campus

Iteration #3: R.J. Rodriguez, Michael Dillow, Michelle A.M. Miller, Amber Tutwiler, Jason LeVan, Sammi McLean 
July 22 - September 9, 2019
Installation by R.J. Rodriguez
CLOSING CEREMONY AND DISCUSSION, Wednesday, September 4, 5-8pm


Palm Beach State College is pleased to present HERE (LOCAL / NON-LOCAL), an exhibition curated and organized by members of H/OURS Collective, an organization of artists that focus on a diverse range of visual arts research. For this exhibition, members wanted to discuss the idea of locality from a broad range of conceptual grounds. Locality is most commonly defined as 1) belonging or relating to a particular area or neighborhood, typically exclusively so, and/or 2) the condition of having a location in space and time.

Sticking to these definitions, artists Michael Dillow, Cynthia Stucki, and Kristin Miller Hopkins are working with the South Florida landscape directly, revealing the subtle influences that affect the relationship between place, psychology, and memory. Within those definitions, locality can be interpreted more directly; Jason LeVan confronts “here” by working directly with the architecture of the gallery. There is also potential for abstracted representations through the lens of digital places, evoked memories, or utopian visions. Originally inspired by specific places or moments, Amber Tutwiler, Sammi McLean, and Michelle A. M. Miller discuss these alternative or non-local spaces, while Ricardo Rodriguez and Mumbi O’Brien confront utopian versions of reality.

Unlike traditional exhibitions, HERE challenges the idea that galleries must stay static and unmoving. Every few weeks, subtle changes will be made in the gallery, embracing the entropy that occurs naturally in any place. As the gallery lives in a constant state of movement, each change will be documented and catalogued.

HERE (LOCAL / NON-LOCAL) will open May 30, 2019 from 5-8pm. Subsequent openings for various installations will take place on July 11, 2019 (Mumbi O’Brien will be performing) and September 4, 2019 (installation by R.J. Rodriguez).