Tuesday, May 09, 2006
inner walls exhibit
Whew, I am finally coming up for air! I have been working on my artwork for the exhibit “inner walls” that I am doing with Tuba Oztekin at the Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas, Texas. The exhibit will run from May 11 – 27, 2006. The Opening Reception is Sunday, May 14, 2006 from 6 – 8 pm.
It is an interesting exhibit. Both Tuba and I use symbolic and metaphorical imagery to show how people have different ways to see the world depending on their own life experiences, cultural differences, surrounding environments and other personal factors. Tuba uses a pinhole camera for her wonderful photographs. My work employs Polaroid Transfers and Emulsion Lifts.
Most of my pieces for this show are Emulsion Lifts. The thing that is so cool about Lifts is they are fluid on the page and really convey a feeling of movement. The artworks I created for this exhibit contain anywhere from 3 to 11 Lifts in each piece. It can be tricky having so many Lifts in each piece but they turned out great.
The artwork for this exhibit is from my optical series that uses glasses, goggles and lenses to represent the filters each of us looks through as we relate to the surrounding world -- the various ways we perceive and react.
If you are in Dallas on Sunday, May 14, stop by the Bath House and say HI!