Professor Susanne Slavick‘s two-person exhibition with Elin O’Hara Slavick titled “All to Pieces” opens at the University of Virginia’s Ruffin Gallery on January 13 with a gallery talk at 5:00 pm. The exhibition continues through February 14.
“All to Pieces” usually refers to a state of disintegration, fragmentation, collapse or chaos. The two sisters’ works comment on a world plagued, but not necessarily condemned, by these conditions. Both work literally with pieces—of paper, carpets, or dissected images from a multitude of sources—to construct new images. Seams and partitions are sometimes exposed, sometimes camouflaged—inviting the viewer to recognize and transcend what divides us.