About the Book
jaimini patel | carli toliver
outside-in — inside-out |
01 – 31 october 2020
intermission museum of art (ima) is proud to present in printed form a collaboration by jaimini patel and carli toliver, outside-in — inside-out, featured through october 2020 as part of ima’s inaugural volume i series.
patel and toliver bring word and image together in a way that is at once unified and disparate. a back-and-forth sequence builds within the imaginary, unfolding untold truths and exposing set fictions. responsive and provoking, outside-in — inside-out requires moments of pause, eliciting didactic spaces which form questions beyond the screen. months of reciprocal exchange, discussion, research and play upends practical studio notions and creative etceteras with a visual creation involving mixed materials and text which enter new heightened possibilities.
patel and toliver’s outside-in — inside-out functions as gaze, object, subject, surface, space, opening, proposition, safety, longing, discernment, inversion, approach, insight, definition, interface, simultaneity, curiosity, encounter, touch, attempt, illusion, contingent, necessary, opposite/the same, naming, bleeding, eroding, thickening, transgression, aperture, encroachment, disparity, exchange, reaching, afterimage, contraction, concealment, intimacy, avoidance, fold, subversion, portal, exposure, trace, manifestation, rejection, receptiveness, vulnerability, possibility.
Founded in January 2017 as an artist-run initiative, Stand4 Gallery and Community Arts Center’s pursuit is to be alive and working towards a better world through the arts as an active medium of engagement. Stand4 serves as a generator of meaning, action, agency, collaboration, and social justice. It is shapeless, non-conforming, and responsive to the times. Stand4 is meant to exist as a catalyst: a way to envision a more socially and environmentally just future.