When I think back to my first No Strangers exhibit at Art Intersection (three years ago), I really didn't know any of the exhibiting artists. Last night, the two-hour opening went by in a flash, and I realized I could have stayed longer to catch up with all the beautiful, talented people I've come to know in the intervening years. I'm so lucky to call them friends.
Changes have come to us all in big and small ways - new jobs, deaths, births, new love, evolving perspectives and artistic practices, travels near and far ... and so many of these experiences are reflected in the art produced this year.
For me, it was a reflection on the death of my mom and a remembrance of my sister's death. She should have been there to mark our mother's passing. And maybe she was. The six images hanging in this exhibit are a reflection on mourning ... a process that evolves over time rather than ends in a linear sense. I hope viewers of these aurumprints (pigment on vellum over 24 kt. gold leaf) show deep emotion and resilience.
XO to all.