galleryFritz Opening Reception, “New Ancient”
- July 20, 2019
- Saturday, 5PM to 7PM
- (505) 820-1888
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The intent of this show is to lift up the heritage of humanity and its subsequent adaptation while reworking the mythological elements of culture which have inhibited growth and built walls. The artists build bridges through their willingness to explore the outliers of society and history. This serves to validate the emotional breach experienced between cultures, identities, and nations. Through their individual experiments in communication through visual art, they leave traditions behind while acknowledging the core of what it is to be human. What is appropriation and what is inspiration? Is there a safe space where artists and people can explore what it means to learn from and honor other cultures, traditions, and ideologies? Can people elevate and/or expand what is and has already existed in our world?
The visual representations of this idea will take many forms. Two and three dimensional pieces utilizing reclaimed woods, objects, fabric, and paints will combine with contemporary tools and mediums like laser cutting and aerosols.
New Ancient is about shared experience and universal archetypes. Visceral philosophy. Religion. Tribal natures.