Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) presents: Unseen Sacrifices
July 2, 2020 – August 22, 2020
The Center of Contemporary Art Seattle (CoCA) is pleased to present Unseen Sacrifices, an exhibition featuring artists Ashanté Kindle, Satpreet Kahlon and Holly Ballard Martz. Unseen Sacrifices will run from July 2 – August 22 with a virtual opening on First Thursday at 6:30 pm. The exhibition will also be available for tours by appointment and virtually for the duration of the show in accordance with state guidelines surrounding Covid-19.
In this exhibition, Unseen Sacrifices, Kindle, Kahlon and Ballard Martz ask our audience to think about and reevaluate the cost of emotional labor; to start to think of emotional labor as real and valuable work, as well as, evaluate times they have given and received this kind of labor from others. They do this through 9 large scale sculptures and works on paper, bringing the viewer into a space for reflection on the effects and expectations of labor in our community.
Community impact is vital to the show. Kahlon tells us she is less concerned with what form her art may take and instead focuses on the impact of it: “whether it can work towards addressing and correcting thousands of years of continued societal inequality”.
Unseen Sacrifices seeks to open dialogue between community members about what emotional labor means both to them personally and also how it is used within our community at large. To encourage viewers to reexamine how invisible labor is valued, who is expected to perform it, as well as, reflecting on the emotional labor they have both given and received.