October 1 – November 5, 2011
Reality Is Only A Rorschach Ink-Blot, You Know
Downstairs Back BOX
All of existence can be understood as a relationship. Alan Watts posited that our physical world is a system of inseparable things where everything exists with everything else. In this system of metasystems, each relationship aggregates with many, giving form to the universe. And within this pattern, even the most seemingly disparate of elements ultimately reveal themselves to be conjoined and interwoven. Is it coincidence that the world is made up of undividable opposites? Lisa Choinacky seeks to examine how this relates to that.
In a life-sized Rorschach-esque diorama consisting of plywood and still projections Choinacky explores symmetry, opposites & relationship. Choinacky has collaged together mirror images of basketball players in motion, illustrating that when we accept that the universe runs off a blind energy, this can cause a very insular worldview. We form teams and then we form opponents. The opponents occasionally rise to meet each other in pursuit of the same goal, bifurcating and mirroring one another, each existing because of and for the other.
In layering these images/pieces in a space, Choinacky aims to work towards total awareness of connectedness and order, while demystifying the idea of the cosmic fluke. She has chosen to identify and explore sites of mirroring and convergence to highlight the relationship points that bind us, and the universe, together.
Lisa Choinacky was born in South Bend, Indiana. She received her B.F.A in painting at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and her M.F.A. from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. It was in Athens where she founded the art collective, Tricycle Shop. She currently lives in Austin, TX with her husband and daughter, exhibits her work nationally and manages Women & Their Work Gallery.