Capitol Street Gallery presents UPLAND, a new installation by Patrick Renner. Upland explores the relationship of the body to architecture; aspects of time and memory, and the cyclical nature of being. The pseudo-replica facade of the artist's house becomes a kind of self-portrait, through the reconstitution of a physical and psychological environment where certain questions about the nature of being arise:
Are things going to get better or worse?
Can we ever really know what the future holds?
Is the idea of permanence merely an illusion?
How does one negotiate the dynamic between the internal self and the outside world?
What am I going to eat for dinner?
Does anyone ever pause for a moment, interrupting the normal trajectory of their daily life, to consider that the horizon is imperceptibly curved?