A group show featuring works by Maha Alasaker, Sarah E. Brook, Karen Fitzgerald, Kyungjin Kim, and Hyunjung Rhee exploring the power of environment—natural and man made. This show features painting, photography, drawing, and installation work.
How To Be Human is a group show exploring the theme of environment, and how the combination of something so natural, yet man made at the same time influence people in conscious and unconscious ways. Maha Alasaker, Sarah E. Brook, and Karen Fitzgerald are directly inspired by the landscape and lifestyle that they were around while growing up, and that has helped them create the work they do today. The differences in their geographical areas are apparent in their work, as Brook’s work stems from her connection to the Nevada desert landscape, Fitzgerald’s from a farm in Wisconsin, and Alasaker’s from Kuwait. The other artists, Hyunjung Rhee and Kyungjin Kim, are more interested in creating an environment and about the sensory interactions people have with the pieces. These installations and drawings by Rhee and Kim reference our systems of communication, translation, and interpretation. These works invite the viewers into these environments to experience.