In the art exhibition ANIMUS curated by Thomas Motley, artists Genevieve Armstrong and Juan Cruz dig deep in their well of personal experiences. They offer visitors to their exhibition the opportunity to experience their wealth of internal and external explorations revealed through their art. Gradually the meaning of each emotionally and culturally charged piece begins to fall in place for the viewer. The viewer is engaged by all the powers of the mind as they begin to perceive each work from the perspective of the artist and then of themselves. This is what the artist works for.
The raw material of personal experiences has supplied the heavy demand artists require for inspiration. While the art produced by artists who work in this vain is charged with personal and sometimes hidden symbolism, the observer is free to handle it in an arbitrary manner.
On view from October 16 through December 5. Opening reception October 21, from 2-4 p.m.