A voice-based sound-bath curated by Sefte Living and Leslie Helpert at the Whitney for Agnes Pelton.
The power of art transcends time; it is an inextinguishable light. We support art because we know it is anything but peripheral. It lives as a vital centerpiece, pulsing like a heartbeat, reminding us of what is essential and unbreakable, of the everlasting threads connecting the essence of humanity inter-generationally. Sometimes artists live during the period, or era, where their work is recognized, but often (especially in the historic case of female artists) one's artistic, cultural impact is recognized by the masses only posthumously. In this case, we understand that the work of an artist has its own continued lifeline, with arms that call for and cull inward keen, procuring curators and stewards to deliver it home, unto the public. Like this, Agnes Pelton's work has touched us, called us together at the perfect time. We exhibit her art in the Whitney, but more than a voyeuristically-inviting exhibition, Pelton's work deliciously encourages our collective, contemplative process. It is placed carefully within the exhibition space serving, in ways, more as a symbol on an altar, standing for the voice of the feminine perspective, the braveness of committing to her insight, and the power gained through contemplative practices. Agnes Pelton dedicated her path of art to express the potentia of humanity, the interconnectedness and purity of space, symbol, light, mindfulness.