Rachel Thomas | The Skin Machine
June 8 - July 21, 2018
Opening reception for members and guests: Friday, June 8
An exhibition coming out of Montreal-based artist Rachel Thomas’s own experiences of skin bearing the marks of psychic pain through self-harm. Thomas’s machine works in collaboration with microbes to repetitively produce cellulose skin. The installation plays with the functioning of identity and the normative social facades Thomas recognizes, realized as draped, fleshy mask-like layers.