ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIFE
When we consider our daily lives, there is a tacit depth to normal habits that can seem superficially empty. A human’s ability to mesh with their surroundings suggests an aptitude that might be seen as synonymous with health. Within the banality of everyday repetitions, there is a richness, a method in the comfort and strife of activities that make up the singular dexterity of our bodies and communal identities. We might see these activities as important rituals whose meaning extends beyond their ostensible purpose, delving into the center of what collective living might mean. The representation of the everyday in the history of art has been an essential tool to make us reflect upon the embodiment of our framed social situation in domestic and public places. Painting today continues this investigation, a framing of habits that are often both social and extremely personal.