“Christina Gednalske: Nearly There” opens in SACI’s Maidoff Gallery, October 11 at 6pm

Christina Gednalske, image still from "Weight"

Christina Gednalske, image still from “Weight”

Christina Gednalske: Nearly There

October 11 – November 8, 2016

OPENING: Tuesday, October 11 at 6pm

Something that is never quite, but always almostNearly There is both a marker of distance and a measure of existence. It reveals what is real and present, but not completely and not yet.

Christina Gednalske, image still from "Extension"

Christina Gednalske, image still from “Extension”

In the exhibition, the artist uses movement and placement to approach presence and identity as flexible, ever-changing concepts. The works restructure, combine, extend, multiply, and otherwise alter seemingly reliable imagery to question the relationship and solidity between body, memory, and place within a supposed reality, exploring layered, latent connections between one’s presence and everything else. The included installations examine how images, words, and movement can be used to stretch and reveal reality, in the attempt to fully represent and explore relationships to past self, family, origins, surroundings, and collective memory. In a space meant to exemplify this process, the viewer must actively participate in the same search that the works embody; to view them requires movement, constant evaluation, and an openness to uncertainty.

Christina Gednalske, image still from "Shoes"

Christina Gednalske, image still from “Shoes”

Christina Gednalske (SACI alum, MFA 2015) is an artist from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, living and working in Florence, Italy. Her work uses various mediums – video, movement performance, photography, painting, and writing – to examine presence through body, memory, and place. Christina received her BA in Art at Luther College in Decorah, IA, and her MFA in Studio Art from Studio Arts College International (SACI) in Florence. She has shown in the United States and Italy in Florence, Cortona, and Milan.


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