Please be gentle

September 22 - October 22, 2023

Cindy Hill, Karice Mitchell, Devon Pryce

Curated by Laura Carusi

Please be gentle is a group exhibition featuring three artists, Cindy Hill, Karice Mitchell and Devon Pryce, working across various media – sculpture, photography and painting. The exhibition explores bodies touching – themselves, and others. Being crushed under the weight of things both tangible and emotional. Hard and soft. Exploring how we lie together and apart. Alone with our thoughts and anxieties and desires. Reaching out to grasp for skin or a page or a screen; for comfort, for release. Exploring the personal and political sides of intimacy. Full frontal or private, or both, all together at once. Self-soothing and care as acts of personal intimacy. Running wild with fantasy and desire, while seeking comfort and safety in the arms of another. Wanting it rough but also gentle. Our crazy and complex, sexy duplicities.

Photography by Toni Hafkenscheid

Cindy Hill, Key Elements to Cultivating Relaxation, 2021, de-stress belt, plastic, 7” x  31” x  2.5”

Karice Mitchell, Untitled (Black and Blue), 2022, archival inkjet print mounted on aluminum, 40” x 30”, Edition 1/3 + 1 AP

Cindy Hill, feel your weight, 2021-2023, garden stones, silk, chiffon, 67” x 81“ (dimensions variable)

Devon Pryce, Neck and Neck, 2023, oil on linen, 32” x 28”

Karice Mitchell,  Untitled Diptych (Woman in Pink Bikini), 2022, archival inkjet print mounted on aluminum, 48” x 16”, edition 1/3 + 1 AP

Devon Pryce, Cicada’s Song, 2021, oil on canvas, 36” x 42”

Cindy Hill, You leave me feeling, 2021, air mattress, metal, sewing pins, 12” x 20” x 2”

Karice Mitchell, Adorned II, 2022, archival inkjet print mounted on aluminum, 30” x 30”, edition 3/3 + 1 AP

Cindy Hill, I can feel myself dissolving slowly, 2023, glazed recycled stoneware, lavender, almond oil, mint, white flowers, 25” x 11” x 5.5”

Devon Pryce, Helmet, 2023, oil on linen, 28” x 32”

Karice Mitchell, Untitled (Gold Hoop), 2022, archival inkjet print mounted on plexiglass, 24” x 16”, edition 1/5 + 1 AP

Cindy Hill, Clandestine, 2021, glazed earthenware, polymer clay, 19” x 16” x 3”


Karice Mitchell, Adorned III, 2023, archival inkjet print mounted on aluminum, 36” x 24”, edition 1/3 + 1 AP

Cindy Hill, find your way back, 2023, velvet, synthetic silk, chiffon, glazed porcelain, chains, 87” x 30”

Karice Mitchell, Untitled (Woman in Gold), 2022, archival inkje print mounted on aluminum, 58” x 48”, edition 1/3 + 1 AP

Cindy Hill, twin bed, 2021, mattress frame, silicone, chiffon, 20” x 53” x 20”

Karice Mitchell, Untitled (Red Acrylics), 2022, archival inkjet print mounted on plexiglass, 18” x 12”, edition 1/ 5 + 1 AP

Cindy Hill, Sirens, 2022, paraffin, piezoelectric ceramic humidifier, 13” x 13” x 4” (each)

Devon Pryce, White Noise, 2023, oil on canvas, 28” x 32”

Devon Pryce, Fishtail, 2023, oil on canvas, 32” x 28”

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