Currents + FLUX: Temple Sisters

April 1, 2022 – May 29, 2022


Currents + FLUX is a gallery space dedicated to recognizing the work of emerging and evolving California artists. Featuring a different artist every two months, Currents + FLUX presents a range of media, styles, and genres. Visit MMA Pacific Street to view rotating exhibits celebrating the creative diversity of our community.

Temple Sisters in Currents + FLUX

The Temple Sisters – Holly and Ashlee Temple – work in mixed media to create small assemblages. Collaboration and the implicit trust it requires is at the core of each work. Emerging from a shared history and aesthetic, they forge a partnership in paint and paper. Each work is meant to engage the viewer in questions about the temporal and fluid nature of image, memory, and the cultural language of expression.

This exhibition includes two series, She Wore a Blue Dress. She Wore a Red Dress. which explores collective stories and memory, and Tomes a series engaging with questions of value, consumption, and decay. By repurposing, rearranging, and re-imagining the everyday media that we rely on to “hold” our memories, the Temple Sisters are engaging us in a conversation about the fragility and ambiguity of our memories and the identities they evoke within us.

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Temple Sisters, I Thought You Said, 2021, mixed media on mat board, 31 x 26 in, photo courtesy of the artist. © Temple Sisters.

Temple Sisters, It Was What You Always Did, 2021, mixed media on matboard, 31 x 26 in, photo courtesy of the artists. © Temple Sisters.