LIKES CHARGE, LIGHT TEAR 💧 @ Nasher Sculpture Center
LIKES CHARGE is a body of work first exhibited at Women & Their Work Gallery in Austin, TX, August 2020. In February 2021, LIKES CHARGE traveled to Fort Lewis College Art Gallery in Durango, CO. In April 2021, the exhibition was regenerated for view at Nasher Sculpture Center for the Nasher Public series.
The Nasher Sculpture Center presents its first exhibition of New Media art with Melanie Clemmons’s Likes Charge, Light Tear, a hybrid in-person/virtual installation for Nasher Public. Noting that “[we] routinely discover that our experiences with the internet and digitality mask horrifying structures that exploit and divide us” even as we increasingly rely on digital connections and online platforms in our daily lives, Clemmons seeks to use this very technology toward more positive and constructive ends by making it a conduit for healing and care.