Themes of memory, perception, experience, and imagination permeate this exhibition. The selected work is diverse by nature–contrasting moments of warmth and tenderness with nostalgia and melancholy. Interior and exterior landscapes are referenced through visual narratives that feel both intimate and otherworldly.
Further, the notion of personal metamorphosis is suggested through painting, sculpture and mixed media. A palpable shift from dark to light is present in many of the chosen pieces – not only in color and form, but also in the content of the work itself. Whether it be a hauntingly familiar hallway, a ladder stretching upwards, or lush vegetation emerging from a ceramic vessel, an overall sense of transformation is present throughout.
It was an absolute honor to review and select work for this annual juried show. I was astounded by the artists’ unique perspectives, innovative use of materials, and authentic approach to art-making.
Victoria J Fry
Jennifer Agricola Mojica
Anna Wetzel Artz
Margaret Zox Brown
Farrell Mason- Brown
Lauren Scott Corwin
Nancy Wisti Grayson
MOMENTS: REAL & IMAGINED
I'm not responsible for your pain, you're not responsible for my pain, 2023, Watercolor and gouache on bed sheets, 60"x48" Photo credit: Daniel Baker
1985 DH, 2023, Found cross-stitch, 11.5"x14.5”
Boxes 2, 2022, Oil on board, 6'x8'
Jaden Estes Carlson
Cut From Cloth (Dutch Doll Quilt), 2023, Terra cotta, underglaze, wood, paint, 64"x44"x4" Photo credit: Matt Kleck
Wrong Turn, 2022, Photo, 22"x30"
2 Births in Orange, 2022, Oil on canvas, 48"x72"