In their second exhibition together, artists Nico Gardner and Lauren Carter continuously shift between the personal and the general, the specific and ambiguous, creating new work in conversation with each other. With a primary focus on desire, ritual, identity, and the expression of human need, Static Cling addresses the power and persuasive nature of mundane, domestic objects.
Ordinary household possessions become intertwined in a person’s daily life as symbolic evidence of a sense of selfhood and identity. These metaphors are employed in this exhibition to explore the universal relationship between people and objects. Gardner and Carter’s use of found or purchased items is a starting point to explore themes that ultimately result in an investigation of both material culture and making. Continuing their collaboration together, Gardner and Carter riff off of each other's frequencies to disrupt their respective practices. The artists ultimately create new works that highlight similarities in their decision making while embracing their respective differences.