Portrait is an exhibition that investigates notions of biography, identity, personal space and individual narrative. The artists presented in Portrait all play with the notion of who am I in this world, who are you to me, how do I move through the day to day and what is important to me. Through the process of asking questions and investigation through material, subject matter, process and other personal navigation the work presented in Portrait is a personal and public declaration of – this is it – this is me – this is you.
Exhibiting Artists - Sean Brassil, Michael Draga, Matthew Freeman, Lynne Green, Kit Keith, Paul Lodes, Kait Mauro, Melelani Perry, Danny Speck and Christopher Worth
The brightest corner
The Brightest Corner is a powerful collection of work that speaks volumes. Over the course of the past year each one of the artists in this project has worked, re-worked, invented and re-invented their medium, their practice and their message. We have heard many things over the years about the power of one’s disability. For example: Limitations are the linchpins of form. - Jessica Baran. This is more than evident on a daily basis in the Living Arts Studio. We see that what could be perceived, as a limitation is actually an asset, a mark, and a concept. The artists in The Brightest Corner have harnessed this tool, this mechanic, in a way that has produced artwork that is deeply personal, deeply motivated and fundamentally honest. Matthew Freeman states that our strength comes from our honesty and the fellowship that making art provides. There is no stronger sense of community as there is in a working, buzzing and humming studio. The power of collective creation is palpable at Living Arts and it resonates without a doubt in The Brightest Corner.
Exhibiting Artists - Tom Allen, Amy Barmann, Chip Beers, Sara Charles, James Douglas, Leah Larson, Gus McLean, Melilani Perry, Victoria Shaffer, Michael Weidle