Please Press Pause: An Exhibition of Time & Gratitude
by Julie Pelaez
Every piece in this exhibit has 2 vertical rectangles – a nod to the pause symbol – some more obvious than others.
Housed on the back of each original artwork is a blank card for the buyer to fill out their own personal gratitude list. The untitled artwork is then titled according to the month/day/year of its purchase, representing a marker for that person’s pause of reflection.
As artworks are generally hung for a span of years, the art itself will serve as a daily visual reminder of pause while their list will become a time capsule of sorts, to be revisited years down the road when parts of the list have inevitably expired.
Please Press Pause is a reminder to us all to savor the present and observe our lives through a lens of gratitude.