August 14 - October 17, 2020


Walls, whether emotional barriers, physical structures, implied boundaries, or heavily guarded borders, permeate our lives as human beings. Since the beginning of civilization, walls have been erected to shelter and protect, to divide and separate. In the exhibition The Walls Between Us, the artist collective Artnauts was asked to make work responding to the theme of borders and barriers, literal or intangible, that separate and divide us from others. “As a response to the political divisions that are in sharp focus around the world and in particular the United States, the exhibition offers 38 different expressions of conflict”, says CVA Director & Curator Cecily Cullen. The artist’s individual explorations of the theme will be presented for public viewing from August 14 – October 17, 2020 at the Center for Visual Art.


Artists in the Exhibition:


Patricia, Aaron, Valerie Albicker, Doris Araujo, Lourdes Archundia, Barbara Arnold, Pamela Beverly-Quigley, Trine Bumiller, Andrew Connelly, Rachael Delaney, Rebecca DiDomenico, Michael Dixon, Suzanne Faris, Melissa Furness, Quintin Gonzalez, Andrea Gordon, Kari Greenberg, Robin Hextrum, Nicole Jean Hill, Ben Jackel, Beth Krensky, Sandy Lane, Sammy Lee, Catherine Leisek, Patrick Marold, V. Kim Martinez, Susanne Mitchell, Faten Nastas, Jorge Ed PerezGa, Laura Phelps Rogers, Kim Putnam, George Rivera, Martha Russo, Virginia Schick, Tina Suszynski, Leah Swenson, Luis Valdovino, Summer Ventis, Joo Yeon Woo


Exhibition Events:


CVA is delighted to host a series of virtual artist lectures with The Walls Between Us artists. A complete listing of events will be announced on the website and through CVA’s e-newsletter.


Socially Distant Culture Club, CVA’s art-making happy hour, will be hosted online from 5-6:30pm with exhibition related activities on the following Wednesdays: August 19, September 16, and October 14.


Read The Walls Between Us press release.