Consider Yourself Illuminated // November 16 - December 21, 2016
Curated by Elizabeth Crisman
Artists: Fabiola Alvarez Yurcisin, Ani Bradberry, Melissa Burley, Tatiana Gulenkina, Robin Schaefer, and Jo Ellen Walker.
As a means of enlightenment, the work in the exhibition Consider Yourself Illuminated at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery lures you in by the light that each piece of artwork emanates. DC is one of the busiest metro regions in the country and with that our lives become hectic and stressful to the point that, we don’t take enough time to take care of our mental selves. Whether this is through meditation or introspection, this exhibit aims to make the viewer slow down and ruminate on the light before them. Each artist tackles topics that vary from grief, identity, memory, and time. The six regional artists in this exhibition, Melissa Burley, Fabiola Yurcisin, Robin Schaefer, Jo Ellen Walker, Ani Bradberry, and Tatiana Gulenkina, convey these themes through work that was created to be self-illuminated. Whether it is lit from within or reflects light, each piece is a delicate balance of light and darkness that brings balance and tranquility to the psyche.
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