Conversations in Cloud Formations: Jessica Earle and Morgan Rose Free at the Terrain Gallery
Exhibit open February 3 – 29. Terrain Gallery hours: Thursday – Saturday, 6 to 8 p.m. (First Friday receptions 5 to 8 p.m.)
“Conversations In Cloud Formations” is a collaboration between Jessica Earle and Morgan Rose free. Living on opposite sides of North America has become a challenge for our collaborative practice, but not our friendship. Facetime, iMessage, Instagram, Email and Facebook have allowed us to remain close. And we can prove it. We can retrace the steps of our communication and go back and see all the things we’ve said, all the gifs we’ve sent to express our emotions and all the cute animal videos that cheer each other up. We can see how long we talked on the phone, we can measure the gaps in communication and we can point to our moments of vulnerability. All evidence of this long distance friendship is recorded and documented in the Cloud. Yet this virtual communication lacks substance and texture and can never replace the intimacy of spending time with a person in real life. We compartmentalize these interactions, and lose sight of the complexity and clutter that is The Cloud. This collaboration is a way of reconciling this loss. The digital is neither good nor bad, it just is…and we are in it.