I have been selected to have some work featured in an upcoming show! When I first saw this show on the Collage Art Association website it really jumped out at me as something I had to apply for. As some of you know the majority of my artwork addresses how the western culture (my POV) views and categorizes mental health and mental illness. I believe there are many misconceptions and misunderstandings that surround mental health and it can effect our interactions and relationships in sometimes adverse ways. Below is the show's call to artists which really spoke to me and I feel relates directly to the ongoing themes in my art practice.
The Light Inside The Bell Jar is a female-identified group juried show exploring themes of mental illness in women. It will be held at Sulfur Studios, located at 2301 Bull Street in Savannah, Georgia, May 7th through May 10th. This exhibition is being undertaken as a challenge to the clichés of “hysterical women,” showcase strong female-identified artists, and create further awareness of mental illnesses.
This show is being curated as part of Savannah College of Art and Design Master of Arts candidate Sara Uhlig's Arts Administration graduate thesis project.
Acrylic, Ink, Graphite and Mixed Media on Paper
"In ancient Roman mythology, Aurora is the goddess of the dawn, renewing herself every morning to fly across the sky, announcing the arrival of the sun. She meets death everyday at the hands of the night, only to be reborn. She is resilient but she is also generous, spreading her light over everyone she meets, day after day after day."
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Also check out this cool write up about the show in Connect Savannah!
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