Constance Y. White presents a thoughtful, mixed media exhibition that honors and acknowledges the suffering and healing aspects of the human condition - especially for women. It honors the value of experiences and the commonality that is shared between us. It is because we all suffer that we do not have to be ashamed. Our beauty encompasses our pain. The artwork in this exhibition represents a way for us to honor our whole selves. One of her inspirations for the show is Kintsugi, meaning the golden joinery. It's the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer mixed with a precious metal such as gold. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, as opposed to something that needs to be hidden or covered up. So this is our metaphor. We are all clay vessels.
The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.
The exhibition runs from April 2 - 29. Opening reception Saturday, April 6, 6-8 p.m.