going2ground suggests both concealment and re-discovery of the stabilizing touchpoints necessary to make art. During lockdown many Pacific artists lost access to studio space and the in-person relationships that foster vibrant artistic practice. Despite the pressure of switching to remote teaching and the isolation of quarantine, new forms of creativity emerged. Some artists entered periods of resolve as projects grew and blossomed with the benefit of focused attention. For others, quarantine opened avenues of exploration from which essential truths and acts of care and radical imagination emerged.
This virtual exhibition features work created by faculty and emerita in AMPD – home to Media X and the Art & Graphic Design program including Brett DeBoer, Cathie McClellan, Deanna Hunt, Jennifer Little, Jill Vasileff, Kevin Pontuti, Lisa Cooperman, Lucinda Kasser, Macelle Mahala, Marie Lee, Michael Leonard.
University of the Pacific, "going2ground" (2020). Reynolds Gallery Exhibits Archive. 13.