Art Exhition ∆∆∆ Friday, December 7
The exhibition will have works by Mariella Bisson, Ryan Schroeder, Steven Ketchum, Mary Hood, Kurt Franz, Jesse Gammage, Karen Fitzgerald, Francesco Palombi, Aaron Beebe, and Cristina De Miguel.
The United States is viewed as a land of progress and opportunity, but this opportunity, which was once seen as a vast nurturing landscape, is now diminished by social and economic constructs. The original peoples and first settlers in America once saw this country as a land of opportunity based on the beauty and prosperity manifested in its physical bounties of nature. European settlers rejected the landscape,
“by pointing to the three sources from which our suffering comes: the superior power of nature, the feebleness of our own bodies, and the inadequacy of the regulations, which adjust the mutual relationships of human beings in the family, the state and society” (Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents).
We can see how so many places and people have become disenfranchised within a land that is rightfully their own.
Mary Hood’s Replace/Displaced is a large diptych on paper.
“10,000 Tears is an ongoing project and an important tool for reflecting upon the current environmental, social and political unrest in our chaotic global theatre. It seeks to create a visual structure, universal in its symbolism, for expressing that which is often inexpressible in language” (Hood).
Mariella Bisson’s Widow’s Quilt contains antique fabrics that ‘reveal much about the original owner.’
“The olive green serge is a World War 2 Army uniform fabric. […] The red and black wool plaid is a Pendleton Wool dress shirt. […] Wool is part of Vermont’s heritage of hand made quality goods” (Bisson).
Don’t miss this! See you Friday!