Statement from the Artist:
“This exhibition explores juxtapositions. Specifically for me, it is a compilation of my visual observations of the idea of home building. In one half of the exhibition, I am turning my thoughts outward, questioning both the excitement and the doom associated with large-scale construction and expansion. I am exploring the notion of modernization, progress, and the expansion that both connects us to and separate us from one another on so many levels, as it also challenges our sense of belonging and our notion of what we may consider home.
The other half of the exhibition is representative of my recent transition to motherhood. The paintings of nests and derivatives thereof are my admittedly clichéd attempts to express what it feels like to become a mother for the first time. They symbolize my idealized notions and misperceptions of, my hopes, fears and adaptations to the reality of motherhood. They represent a very personal and inward look at what it means to create a home.
At the moment, this body of work is personally very symbolic of my current position as a full time working mother, invested in two distinctly different worlds and hoping to navigate them both successfully. I hope the viewer to also find appropriate associations in the juxtaposed works within the exhibition.”
Opening Reception Friday, October 5, 5 – 7 p.m.