Cycles of Life is an exhibition of narrative figurative work that brings together artists from various media to explore the power and mystery of storytelling in the visual arts.
Cycles of Life
The Donkey Mill Art Center
February 12 until April 6, 2013
Artist Reception: April 21
The concept for this exhibition is inspired by the work of Holly Roberts and Tip Toland, two of Donkey Mill Art Center’s 2013 Laila Twigg-Smith artists-in-residence. Both artists use personal patterns, symbols, and images to create visual manifestations of interior dialogues. Other artists in this exhibition include Gerald Lucena, Margo Ray, Scott Yoel, Jacob Medina, Rod Cameron, Sally Lundburg, Amber Aguirre, Lee Ballard, Esther Shimazu and Elizabeth Alexander.
The show will challenge the viewer to interpret the content of narrative present in the work as they are drawn into the tales woven by selected artists working in print, painting, ceramic, and multi-media. Visitors are invited to consider the importance of story telling, of self-representation in art, and of the role that narrative plays in defining the individual, culture, and personal perspective through the vehicle of human emotion.