Should I Warn the Others at Abigail Ogilvy Gallery

by | Jan 19, 2024 | Blog post

Abigail Ogilvy Gallery | Boston is proud to present Should I Warn the Others, a two-person exhibition featuring the artworks of Janet Loren Hill and Alex McClay. The artists explore themes of bodily autonomy, boundaries, and how communication can both facilitate connection as well as sow discord. Boundaries protect us, but they are also sites of violation. The exhibition is through January 28th, 2024.

Janet Loren Hill has three series on display: her signature Binocular Viewpoint paintings, ceramic Chattering Teeth objects, and Standard Bearers. Hill’s work exists at the intersection of textiles and painting, along with brand new ceramic works.

Alex McClay uses emergency blankets, survey tape, beads, and silk thread to weave together messages alluding to traumatic experiences as a means of offering connection through shared vulnerability. The tactile nature of the artworks suggests the physical weight of an object, and how people and things take up space. The exhibition addresses a distant past and a difficult present through a range of distorted viewpoints, both literal and symbolic.