Creatives Exchange artists bring together diverse histories and unique processes in an array of media and methods of making. Working towards inclusion, we offer multiple perspectives and unique voices.

As artists, we are inquisitive by nature and committed to exploring questions related to our individuality as Creatives, our own histories and how we view our sense of place within a community.

Fractured/Spaces is a visual dialogue of the artists’ individual and collective explorations comprised of photography, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, painting, glasswork, and dance. Special thanks to juror Amanda Cooper. Click here for Curator’s Statement.

“If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.” —C.S. Lewis

It’s easy to make the case that we live in a broken world. Despite the technologies that make this a global era, we are more fractured than ever. Disconnects in society, in our families, in our own mental health—these all point to things falling apart, not coming together.

Yet despite these issues, we long to see things made whole, to right wrongs, to mend what’s been broken, to connect with ourselves and others in a genuine way. For this exhibition, the artists that make up the Creatives Exchange grapple with this theme, using different means and media to convey visually what we feel instinctively.

Some of the work in the show demonstrates the resiliency of the human spirit in the face of brokenness; other works on display remind us of the beauty that is still apparent in the everyday while some take a literal interpretation of the theme.

Though using different vehicles, and coming from disparate perspectives, these artists of Creatives Exchange all demonstrate that there is beauty in brokenness, hope in troubled times, and that art is, once again, a healing agent for our fractured world.

Amanda Cooper