2003-2006: We Are So Lightly Here

The ordinary yet delicate nature of Gale Antokal’s materials underscores the haunting images and important ideas they describe. Flour, ash, graphite and chalk unite into fragile surfaces that depict people walking, birds flying, mountains, milk pouring down stairs, children sledding, smoke and footprints. Though disparate in subject matter, all of the images have at their foundation two significant threads: the ambiguity of personal identity and physical location; and the way in which memory and history are forged from everyday moments. (Laura Richard)