We're thrilled to share that Charis Ammon is one of the exhibiting artists in Urban Impressions: Experiencing the Global Contemporary Metropolis at the Moody Center for the Arts. This exhibition, organized by Moody Center curator Frauke Josenhans, asks the question, “what informs and shapes our experience of the city in the 21st century?” The works on view take into consideration not only visual components but also sensory perceptions and collective memories of urban life that impact our minds and bodies and structure our lives in unexpected ways. “Urban Impressions,” with its decentralized and multisensorial presentation, illustrates how the metropolis is a space in flux that is made of tangible and intangible elements that impact our individual perception and highlights how artists help us to untangle the complexities or transcend the realities of urban life.
Included in the show is Inheritance II, the second in Ammon's ongoing quilt series of streetscape surfaces. Using upcycled and thrifted clothing, these large-scale quilts feature abstractions of busted concrete, curbs, gutters, and crosswalks. Ammon writes this of her Inheritance series:
"The quilts had me thinking a lot of what is busted. Something about mending together a quilt that highlights broken up roads felt honest—it still feels very fresh in my mind. Maintenance and managing broken things seems to be a continuous focus of mine."
–Charis Ammon, 2020
Urban Impressions is on view at Moody Center for the Arts thorugh December 17, 2022 and features work by artists Charis Ammon, Rena Begum, Tiffany Chung, Mary Flanagan, Katsumi Hayakawa, Kahlil Irving, Lucia Koch, Rick Lowe, Julie Mehretu, Emeka Ogboh, Sohei Nishino, Robin Rhode, Seher Shah, Liu Wei, and Michael Wolf. Click here to learn more about the exhibition and here to plan your visit,
Click here to view the entire Inheritance series and inquire about individual works.