Double Mouth Piece Yevgeniya Kaganovich


Transplant Eyes

Daily from Sept. 10-Oct. 22
Time Varies
Art, Galleries

John Schuerman and his Instinct Gallery are back…for a bit. We’ll take, greedily, whatever they’ve got to give. Smart, fearless, interdisciplinary, and always ready for a deep dive into things like culture, identity, nature, and science, Schuerman, with his instincts for assembling shows that shock and enlighten, has been missed. He’s teamed up with co-curator Katayoun Amjadi for “Transplant Eyes,” which showcases pieces by artists currently living in the U.S., but who hail from elsewhere in the world. These artists’ works are infused with a liminality — in terms of identity, place, and home — that provokes a sense of poignancy, memory, and loss. The psychology of lives lived in diaspora is also on view in works that bring fresh perspectives to such hot-button yet often meaningless concepts as culture shock and globalization. Photographer and filmmaker Xavier Tavera, photographer Wing Young Huie, ceramicist Mika Negishi Laidlaw, and printmaker Rina Yoon are among the artists in the show, which also includes wave sculpture by Laidlaw and body sculpture by Yevgeniya Kaganovich. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, September 10, from 6 to 8 p.m.