Casually Indifferent / by Sára Molčan

Casually Indifferent addressed much of the modern-day love story through the lens of social media. Overtly personal while incredibly universal, Casually Indifferent examined the metaphorical walls we build to avoid being known while still expressing ourselves in the virtual world. 

 “It’s so good to be me, except it’s not at all, I’m laden with trauma.”

When I began planning for this exhibition, I first and foremost drew from my personal experiences. Each piece was carefully photographed, transferred and titled. As curated as the best Instagram feed, I knew how I wanted the work to be read. I placed emphasis on not only translating my own experience into something consumable, but what would be universal to others.

 Each piece from the series touches on an aspect of redaction, self-identification, or modern relationships in the age of technology and social media. Below are some highlights from the show and opening night.

Photo of opening, taken by Kim C.

Photo of opening, taken by Kim C.

new sincerity nude, oil on canvas, 2018.

new sincerity nude, oil on canvas, 2018.

Photo of opening, taken by Heather I.

Photo of opening, taken by Heather I.

tbh bae, idgaf (left) and things left unsaid, series of four (right), all oil on panel, 2018.

tbh bae, idgaf (left) and things left unsaid, series of four (right), all oil on panel, 2018.

Selfie wall interaction, pht by Chelsea O.

Selfie wall interaction, pht by Chelsea O.

ICYMI, oil on panel, 2018.

ICYMI, oil on panel, 2018.

Selfie wall interaction, pht by Megan M.

Selfie wall interaction, pht by Megan M.

unicorns aren't real, oil on canvas, 2018.

unicorns aren't real, oil on canvas, 2018.

Casual indifference, acted out by Kim C. and Nicole T.

Casual indifference, acted out by Kim C. and Nicole T.

carefully scripted reality (i & ii), oil on panel, 2018.

carefully scripted reality (i & ii), oil on panel, 2018.