Join us for a conversation with artists Tracey Bergrud, Kelly Duffield, Eva Maier, Julie Maren, and Liz Quan, moderated by curator Kecia Benvenuto.
About the Exhibition:
Paper, clay, resin, cloth, yarn, beads, organic materials, found objects - these are the building blocks of the artworks created by the five Vibrant Femmes artists in Materiality. With a strong focus on process and texture, the pieces on display demonstrate the wide array of creations possible when artists move beyond painting, sculpture and photography. The artworks share an extreme attention to detail and use of meditative, time-intensive processes.
Themes of nature and mysticism are woven throughout the works, with Seidel City as the perfect setting: surrounded by open space and mixed use buildings focused on art, music and making, there is a raw and magical quality that the setting and the works share. The inherently tactile properties of the art invite the viewer to contemplate the variety of techniques that each artist is using. The hope is that you, the beholder, will leave inspired to get outside, experience the textural and the immediate in your world, perhaps get your hands dirty in homage to the tactile and the now.
Vibrant Femmes | Materiality will be on view May 18 - June 16, 2019