Announcing "Alone Together" - New Works by Kylie Why

2017 is already off to an exciting start here at Occam Projects. Ringing in the year with a bang, we hosted an exhibition of new paintings by Taylor Clough in "Is, And of The." We were humbled to have had such a great turnout for our opening reception; there are few greater pleasures than seeing so many new faces, old friends, and genuinely exciting people sharing our space. As always, thank you so much for your kind words and continued support, it means the world to us. Just in case you missed it, we were fortunate to have a fantastic review in Big Red and Shiny written by Alexander Castro. Filled with wonderful insights into Clough's process and paintings, it is certainly worth a read. Looking to the future, we are very excited to share our next exhibition with you!

Occam Projects is pleased to announce Alone Together, a solo exhibition featuring new works by Providence-based artist Kylie Why. Featuring a diverse array of photography, performance, and installation, the work in Alone Together explores layers in intimacy through captured fleeting moments and introspective representations of self. 

Kylie Why. Here Fishy Fishy. Digital Photograph, 2013.

Kylie Why. Here Fishy Fishy. Digital Photograph, 2013.

The body of work presented in Alone Together is a collection of fragmented memories, explorations in intimacy, and meditations on self. Informed by an urgency to capture and to explore fleeting moments Alone Together is simultaneously playful and devastatingly candid. Why’s small photographs and documented performances suggest an awareness of the viewer’s presence, considering their gaze as an implicit element in actualizing the work. Faced with a visual dilemma, viewers are confronted by the candor found in intensely private moments. Are we meant to be privy to these passing moments or have we become voyeurs into the sanctity of another’s intimacy? In contrast, Why’s large theatrically staged photographs are playful reactions to the sincerity of these passing moments. Utilizing a series of clown personas and staged happenings, Why’s carefully considered images  address the absurd and performative nature of externalized identity.

The opening reception for Alone Together will take place on Saturday March 18 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm. Alone Together will be on view from March 18 - April 2 with a closing reception and live performances taking place on Saturday, April 1 from 6:00 - 10:00 pm. Viewing hours for Alone Together will be on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 5:00 pm or by appointment.

Kylie Why. The Tub Between Us. Digital Photograph, 2016.

Kylie Why. The Tub Between Us. Digital Photograph, 2016.

About the Artist:

Kylie Why is a multi-media artist living and loving in Providence, Rhode Island. Their most active focus is primarily in performance and video art, drawing inspiration from interpersonal relationships and theatrical background. Their hope is to capture passing intimacies and express their sincere devotion to interpersonal expression through varying art forms. Why hopes to create genuine connection with their audience however fleeting their interaction might be.