We are excited to bring the work of Tatyana Abel to Art in House.
Opening Reception: Saturday April 11, 7-9pm
Artist Talk: Thursday April 16, 7pm
From the artist:
Ourselves, Behind Ourselves Concealed is an exhibition created from the raw emotions of the artist. Needing to remove herself the catalyst became the character known as Dutchie. This masked white rabbit embodied fundamental issues of morality, sexuality, commodity and addiction that runs into the darkness of the psyche. The mixed media material symbolizes these ideas while using aesthetics as the mask.
The title Ourselves, Behind Ourselves Concealed is an excerpt from Time and Eternity by Emily Dickinson. She writes about the mind and the disturbances it can cause. Crossing from the darkness into the light is the matter of psyche. Quoting a spoken word piece by the artist addressing this body of work “When the calm comes and you see purity in the blind eyes. Bliss will come to you.” This line is the reveal to the conceal, the light in the darkness, dealing with the negatives but also delves into the positives. Many cues in the work point to showing vulnerability, healing and bliss.
Heavy in symbolism and meaning this exhibition is also met with the stimulation of the aesthetics and material. The mixed media works create an atmosphere of these two opposing ideas holding them together in one space.