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May 11 - June 30, 2018: Ashley Culver - Open wide to pronounce its name as well as to ingest it

The exhibition title, Open wide to pronounce its name as well as to ingest it, is a line in Francis Ponge's poem "The Orange."

The line illustrates one's interaction with an orange as material as well as through recognition and language. Similarly, the exhibited photographs and sculptures seek for a knowing of this thing.

The collection of photographs, O, indexes found peels and their context. The image is all texture: dimpled orange peels and their soft pith with the support of the ground they've happened upon due to gravity. When Culver photographs a peel, she records an event she did not witness: the peeling of the fruit, the fall of the peel onto the ground. In this manner, photography is a way to acknowledge an encounter.

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