Did You Too See It, Drifting,
All Night, on the Black River?

An Off-Site Ice Cream Social Exhibition
at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art's Full House Event

The Ely Center of Contemporary Art’s Full House event features a series of exhibition rooms at the John Slade Ely House, each curated by artist-run collectives and spaces. The Ice Cream Social room in Full House includes works on paper, fiber, printmaking, painting, installation and large-scale sculpture. The room speaks of what is active while we are dormant, and what is dormant while we are active. Certain personal, political, cultural, and scientific undercurrents only reveal themselves with the occasional grip of a passing riptide. In a (semi) post-pandemic atmosphere, the public awareness roused while daily distractors were withdrawn, is now steadily slipping away. A global, communal quiet once nurtured a conscious motion that now seems tapered—creating a distant, static terror for what is coming. In parallel, our personally redemptive memories and relationships form their own ever-running undercurrents and are accessible at all times. Here, there is a sense things are on the precipice of waking.

Featuring work by Amy Amalia, Adina Andrus, Sibley Barlow, Kristian Battell, Jenn Cacciola, Nicki Cherry, Bradlee Hertrick, Natalie Jauregui-Ortiz, Ruth Jeyaveeran, Susan Luss, Patricia Miranda, Taya Naumovich, Dana O'Malley, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Allison Panzironi, Anna Victoria Regner, Lane Sell, Manju Shandler, Kayo Shido, Matthew Shively, Lilian Shtereva, Emily Teall, Sarah Valeri, and Robert Zurer.

Ely Center of Contemporary Art
51 Trumbull Street, New Haven, CT 06510

Gallery Hours: Sunday/Monday/Wednesday 12 - 5 pm, Thursday 3- 8 pm
On View: September 11th - November 6th
Reception & Block Party: October 2nd, 1-3 pm. ICS artists will facilitate a public workshop during this event!
The show will also be open during New Haven's open studios weekend (Artspace Open Source): October 29th & 30th