We were delighted to receive a beautiful submission from an artist we had never come across before lockdown, C-Nick. We felt the images and text spoke directly to the central preoccupations of the Out-O-Space Gallery as we move into territory unmapped.
Times are different right now, society is in a flux as we’re trying to figure out what really matters, what to keep, and what to let go. But it’s not just social norms that are different, the weather here has been unusual as well. We’re in Southern California, and it rained for more than a week. In April. That’s weird. In Southern California, things aren’t set up for rain. Our backyard stepping stones were entirely submerged, and the water was up to the house. I had just read about Out-O-Space Gallery, and so I wanted to document this odd time and the unusual weather for the mood they cast on our surroundings. I also wanted to call attention to the water’s painterly quality. In it, I see cross-hatching, strokes, and animals, what do you see? Seeing things in the abstract is very human. We love to recognise stuff, especially faces which is a testament to how social our species is. It’s a testing time right now, but it’s not without opportunities to make meaning in the little things. @cnickartist
Next artist to feature in the gallery is Irene Lafferty