September 2 - 30, 2023
From the organizer:
Lindsey Hurd www.lindseyhurd.com
In between the cracks of normal life there’s a great stillness. It’s a place where everything we thought we knew is turned on its head; where the smallest and most forgotten things are the most important and maybe the key to understanding everything.
Loss is one of the things that gets us there. It has the power to break us out of the regular world into a place of deeper knowing and intuition in sync with the breath of the world.
I’ve sat with loss over the last few years, in the way the time of high covid has shaken things loose for many, exposing fault lines, choices to be made, and new beginnings. As a stay-at-home-mom of four boys turned single mom, the covid years exposed my lack of resources, social as much as economic, and mirrored on a micro-scale how the balance of power is self-supporting and discourages us, with social punishments, from stepping out of line.
This body of work comes from living in this space of loss and isolation and sinking into its silence. This is my study of lost things that are found, of fragility, mortality, and regeneration.
My photographic arrangements seek to enshrine the ephemeral, to bestow respect upon lost things, and in that way enshrine our private and collective losses so that they can be transformed. This is my search for the love and hope of the world.
Benjamin McVey www.benjaminmcvey.com
The vessel paintings come out of a time of personal loss, grief, and the resulting depression and anxiety. They are part of a search for a quiet space, simplicity, focus, and most of all, purpose, especially in today’s increasingly complex post-pandemic world.
For most of us, the pandemic created an enormous void in our everyday realities that led us to question our individual presents and futures, awakening a need for a more meaningful life. These paintings invite the viewer in to take a pause, meditate, and reflect. The absence of shadows is a decision to further simplify and focus on the vessels and space. Also, to avoid the shadows from becoming objects themselves.
I was drawn to the vessels because of their beauty and how quiet and calm they appeared to be. They sit with such intention and sureness; attributes I want in my life. I was also drawn to their fragility and emptiness, traits of being human, especially as we age.
Exhibition Preview September 2nd 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM and runs through September 30, 2023”
Reception: September 2, 2023 | 6–9 pm
San Antonio, 78210 TexasGet directions