Setting Forth By Signs @ Interface

Setting forth by signs
Yevgeniya Baras, Sahar Khoury, Lauren McKeon, and Mindy Rose Schwartz

September 21 - October 21, 2018
486 49th Street
Oakland, CA, 94609

“The meanings behind the petroglyphs were in many cases meant to be obscure. And then some observers think the meanings only present themselves to certain people, and only some of the time. I like that idea of meaning being elusive from an observational standpoint but also from within, from the core of what might constitute meaning itself.”
– Andy Battaglia discussing Petroglyph National Monument


Interface is pleased to present, Setting forth by signs, a group exhibition featuring sculptures and paintings by Yevgeniya Baras, Sahar Khoury, Lauren McKeon, and Mindy Rose Schwartz.  

Collectively, the works in this exhibition exude an occult-like energy. They evoke slippery memories, embedded feelings and knowledge - ghosts or signifiers imprinted on the subconscious. To varying degrees, the artists all incorporate unorthodox materials such as papier-mâché, sticks, yarn, reflective tape and string. Rough, sometimes even mangled surfaces, convey a sense of excavation and invite an unearthing of meaning. While the meaning to be unearthed isn’t entirely clear, there's a sense that the signs are pointing us towards something deeper.