At The Southern: Insa Evans

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Altered Esthetics is thrilled to present At the Southern: Insa Evans. The show will open in conjunction with Ae Art House Film Festival on July 23rd, 2015; it will be on view until September 7th.

In her first solo exhibition, Evans will present a video installation Synthesized State of Mind exploring the intense depths and potential of the human psyche, along with the possible causes and effects that one's perception and relationship to this intensity endures.

Based on her exploration of the dialectic theory that emphasizes the vital and holistic interrelatedness of reality, Evans fuses polarities in her art. Synthesized State of Mind will reflect an extreme spectrum of these states of mind visually and audibly, by using three projectors embedded within a sculpture to illuminate three screens. A dialectic approach not only recognizes the individual parts of a system but also the relationship between these parts and to the whole system itself. In Synthesized State of Mind, Evans focuses on the commonly subjugated opposites: emotionality and rationality while finding what she believes to be the synthesis of the two, a conscious state of mind. Inspiration for Synthesized State of Mind directly stems from Evans' own experience of emotional intensity and sensitivity, as well as getting stuck at the intense emotional end of this polarity continuum: unable to move towards mental and emotional balance.

Insa Evans is a multimedia artist and curator based in Portland, Oregon. She was born in Germany and raised in South Florida. Her experience as a mixed race individual has grounding impact on her work and adds complexity to her own experience of identity. Common themes in her work include the deconstruction of the western perspective and experience of mental health, especially in women, the exploration of consciousness and personal transformation and the intense experience of emotional sensitivity and instability.
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