Institute of Contemporary Art Baltimore presents Unending, artwork by Skye Gilkerson at Gallery Four in Baltimore, MD. Using video, installation, and works on paper, Gilkerson creates subtle interventions. Manipulating ubiquitous materials like newspapers, mirrors, and shards of found ceramic, the artist disrupts the viewer’s awareness of their surroundings and destabilizes familiar structures. Space, time, light, and language, as well as architecture and landscape become the media for exploration. Conflating the cosmic with the everyday, the exhibition focuses on record keeping and the passage of time. Unending features new works addressing the human relationship to place, with particular attention directed to vantage point, perspective, longing and distance.
Skye Gilkerson creates poignant conceptual projects across a range of media, including sculpture, installation, photography, film and collage. With a sense of wonder, tenderness, and humor, her work encourages a contemplation of the tension between time and timelessness, place and placelessness, and the human and universal scale.
Gilkerson’s work has been shown internationally and across the United States at the South Dakota Art Museum, the Contemporary Museum of Baltimore, the Temple University Gallery in Philadelphia, and FLAG Foundation in New York. She was awarded a Chenven Foundation Grant, a Smack Mellon Studio Fellowship, and Artist Residency Grants with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Vermont Studio Center, the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and the La Napoule Art Foundation. Her work is featured in Learning to Love You More by Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July, and is in the Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection, the Vanderbilt University Collection, and many personal collections in the US and Germany.
Gallery Four is a contemporary art space located in the heart of downtown Baltimore. A live/work exhibition space housed in an old industrial building, Gallery Four is one of the first artist run spaces in Baltimore to use a refined museum-like approach to their exhibitions. Focused on creativity rather than commerce, Gallery Four encourages artists to create large-scale works and installations that are often not feasible in smaller commercial galleries. Works are frequently created or refined in the gallery, which allows artists to directly respond to each other's ideas. Featuring artists from all over the U.S. and the world, Gallery Four aspires to connect artists to Baltimore and Baltimore to the larger world of contemporary art, thereby encouraging a global art community.