For this year’s Transforming Spaces, The Current Gallery & Art Center is pleased to announce the opening of “The Red Room”, an exhibition of new works by Jodi Minnis. This body of work showcases an installation of bedroom scenes, landscapes and self-portraits, exploring both the intimacies and vastness of public and private spaces. They offer insight into often unpublished places, where there is an opportunity for contemplation and self-reflection. There is a kind of duality within the work, where light from outside a window meets a dark bedroom, where both suffering and healing are evident, and where a sense of both quiet and chaos meet.
Minnis references the balance between the exposed and the isolated through her completion of a three-month residency at The Current, a space that is accessible to thousands of hotel guests and other visitors of Baha Mar. By taking her practice out of isolation and into a heavily populated space, Minnis explores the theme of her work through the process of making. Through this practice, her studio space becomes somewhat of a “window display”, visible to hundreds of onlookers.
“The Red Room” will include a performance by Minnis that aims to expose the unseen spaces behind each closed hotel room door. According to Minnis, “I often contemplate the multiple ways I can exist in this space, as an artist, an employee, a guest or a visitor, and I believe that this contemplation manifests in the work.”
“The Red Room” will be on display until April 2, 2020.
The Current will also be hosting the closing party for Transforming Spaces on Sunday, March 29, from 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Join us in celebrating TS with great music by DJ Ampero, an open-bar and great company! This event is free and open to the public.