Woman as Color, Light and Form
July 18, 2013 – August 31, 2013
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In challenging the notion of the feminine archetype, artists embrace and reach beyond the boundaries of the female form to express the essence of a woman, figuratively, conceptually and metaphorically.
As Color, alluring imagery stretches the imagination and explores a woman’s sexual and intellectual power through aggressive gestures and symbolic references to the feminine life-giving force.
As Light, provocative photographs portray a woman’s physical strength and ubiquitous presence in nature.
As Form, moving two and three dimensional objects, emblematic of the ethereal qualities of a woman, reveal the complexities, convictions and intuitiveness of the feminine expressed as the divine; a ritualistic-based video serves as testimony to one woman’s personal journey of renewal, and others speak to healing, identity, memory and transformation in tableaus that embody a woman’s unbridled spirit.
Participating artists: Sondra Arkin, Maya Freelon Asante, David Carlson, Oletha Devane, Phylicia Ghee, Michael Gross, Nora Howell, Ada Pinkston, Edwin Remsburg, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, Rachel Rotenberg, Amy Sherald, Sigrid Vollerthun and Mary Walker. Along with Sondheim Semi-finalists: A. Moon and Adejoke Tugbiyele
Artscape Gallery Network Exhibit curated by Myrtis Bedolla and co-curator Jessica Stafford-Davis
Galerie Myrtis was part of the 2013 Artscape Gallery Network presented by M&T Bank
The Artscape Gallery Network connects two dozen Baltimore galleries to a wider audience through a promotional campaign sponsored by M&T Bank and provides art lovers with an extended opportunity to enjoy Baltimore’s talented artists before, during and after the festival weekend. The Artscape Gallery Network exhibitions highlight 2013 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize applicants, along with artists working throughout the region.