Julia Fish’s current exhibition is an investigation of space rendered visually and conceptually in reference to the east and west staircases of her home. Fish transposes the physical experience of her surroundings, the movement, sound and existence of space into gouache on paper, locking one architectural presence into a new one. No matter how long you stare at these works on paper, you will never experience the space as Fish does. You will never be directly connected to the observation and awareness of her place of residence. Two possibilities are being taken into account here. One consists of private first-hand interaction and insight into this concept of place. The other is a documentation of the place aforementioned that creates an interaction extending to the public, the viewer, filtered through the subjective perspective of the private. (Karissa Lang)
Through May 22 at Rhona Hoffman Gallery, 118 North Peoria.