The April show at WAG features the work of Tristan Higginbotham and her show, If I Sees You. The show is a collection of work exploring resonance and the potential to grow. Taking mimetic translations of bird calls as its conceptual starting point, the exhibition shifts between awkward representation and poetic gestures. This compilation of sculpture and drawings relies on interactions of material and play with neighboring works. Higginbotham says, “No one with a pigeon in their hand can see every quality of the pigeon by looking into its eye. That is a fantasy. Narratives and experiences have the ability to exist in this way too, with the precariousness of changing, ever-growing contexts resulting in a kind of communal property.”
Higginbotham is obtaining a BFA from Watkins with a focus on sculpture and drawing. She is co-curator at the artist-run space mild climate and is an avid bird listener.