Lauren Ball's works in Thresholds speak to the disruptions and revelations that have occurred over this past year. Her use of collage, color, and scale breaks spatial cohesiveness, which brings to mind the dramatic domestic and workplace shifts so many have experienced recently. While line and shape morph into directional cues, extremes in isolation and intimacy are conveyed through the physicality with which Ball paints, manifesting what she describes as social spaces, both within the paintings and as studio practice. Her work encapsulates the way in which time has seemingly shifted from moving slowly to flashing with fluctuations in the temporal between harmony and dissonance. Resurfacing moods conjured by the characters of color and static forms that float across the surface of her paintings fracture the sense of unity, which in turn creates a different sort of cohesion, evocative of humankind's collective ability to adapt and survive in even the most adverse conditions.