Self/Conscious with guest artist Kathryn Cellerini Moore
In Self/Conscious,Ruth Rosspresents an exhibit of layered textile prints that use the so-called "feminine arts" of sewing and embroidery, along with printmaking techniques such as monotype and cyanotype, to explore the history of textile arts and her personal history. Guest artistKathryn Cellerini Mooreoffers an exhibit in diverse media entitled "Matter Splatter Spectrum Scatter," which represents a call to mindfulness and reflection on the environment and which counters the simplistic dichotomies of the current political climate by suggesting our connectedness to one another, the macroscopic, through microscopic images.
"I am now 78 years old," says Ross. "The drama of my younger self, making an appearance, either personal or product, is no longer my drama. My drama is in my interaction with what is in me, hidden in my psyche, hidden in my memory." She identifies the seeds of this show in the cataract surgery she had around New Year's. Until the surgery, she says, she had tolerated an aging face behind her huge red eyeglasses, which were her mask, her makeup, and her public self. Several weeks post-surgery Ross turned her camera on herself, as unflinchingly as she could, she says, "hiding my face behind my hand, or with a coy cloth covering my eyes. With those small obscurations, I could begin to emotionally adorn myself. From my stash of personal symbols, I started to create a dialogue between my psyche and my countenance."
GALLERY HOURS IN JUlY:
Gallery 114 is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12:00-5:00
The show runs July 2 - July 31. Closed on July 4th. Gallery hours are Friday through Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. Member artists request all visitors continue wearing masks while inside the space, regardless of vaccination status.
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