March 13 - April 10, 2020
Historically, paradise has functioned as a doctrine, a reward, a coveted end-point, a place. However, this location holds no physical space. One cannot arrive at paradise, one can only see their own physical context and desire an idealized elsewhere. "cloud 9" is a mixed media exhibition that pokes holes at the definition of "paradise" and explores the nuanced projections of this concept.
The exhibition features works by BFA Visual & Critical Studies alumni Julia Garcia, Kate Jones, Lichi Wo and Lisa Saeboe, and is curated by alumni Gabriella Moreno and Victoria Hristoff of The Third Project, a Brooklyn based curatorial project focused on challenging conventional narratives in the contemporary art market. As a platform for emerging artists, the Third Project generates a unique space for conversation while rewriting typical curatorial practices.