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September 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
ARTIST TALK with Nina Moyer
September 29 at 3pm,
Gallery 901, Open Studio Project, 901 Sherman Ave.
Exhibit runs through September 30th then goes to Greenleaf Art Ctr. Chicago
See the latest artwork by artist Nina Moyer which includes delightful found objects, bison skulls, textiles, collage, and painting including three new bison heads!
Verity explores our changing relationship with the truth. Bone is laid bare, sutures are exposed. The truth can be ugly and beautiful at the same time. Themes include the value of integrity and values in general; what we hold precious, and how these things define us. I build on the primacy of organic, grounding structures.
Connections: Learning to Dance by Raissa Bailey
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 3 PM – 5 PM runs through October 31st
An exploration of art to reflect the connection of body, mind and spirit
It has been said that when someone loses their sight, other senses like sound and smell can become heightened. These heightened senses help compensate for a limit in the other so the individual can still navigate successfully through the world. In some ways with even greater awareness. Similarly, when my physical body was jeopardized and limited, I found that my mind and spirit connections were heightened. As I was left mostly immobile for almost two years due to a bone infection in my foot, I used art to step outside my situation and explore the depth of my human experience and the connection of the mind, body and spirit.
The Venus Series is the culmination of those two years of reflection and meditation. The process of reflection allowed me to explore connections between ancient symbols: the I Ching’s water trigram, and the simplistic form of pre-historic figures such as the Venus of Hohle Fels. The ways these images began to merge and swirl in both form and meaning gave me a path to explore through my art and offered a distraction from my pain. Like the water they are both associated with, the image of limbless female form and Yin/Yang lines of the I Ching, had a strength in simplicity which was a key to my journey to recovery. They offered me greater insight into the nature of physical form, depth of spirit and the power of the mind to unite them in a way that transcends a single moment in time.