ANNUAL MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION
LOCATION: Grace Ross Shanley Gallery
OPENING DATE: Sunday, December 12, 2021
OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, December 12, 2021, 2 – 4 PM
CLOSING DATE: Sunday, February 20, 2021
Over the course of the past year and a half populations across the globe have been made to reconsider themselves and their relationship to others while moving through the day-to-day activities of life in ways never previously considered.
Individuals suddenly find themselves choosing between remaining within the isolated space of their own homes or going out into the world and newly considering their own physicality in it and that of the people they encounter. A focus on outward presentation has come about, thoughts of personal precautions and newly developed judgement calls on others rock what had been unremarkable, mundane tasks. Split second calculations based on ever-evolving criteria shape new opinions of passersby, and we now measure occupant density within spaces we used to so casually inhabit. Our experience in the world is being reshaped daily by the level of comfort and discomfort we are now viscerally encountering at each step outside the door of our homes.
This exhibition brings together work demonstrating these junctions of unease, the inward and outward expressions of emotional responses to this new relationship with people, how we see ourselves and others, and the convoluted attempts to rationalize that which is irrational or otherwise incomprehensible.
Members’ Show 2021 — Best in Show Exhibition Diane Cherr
Diane Cherr received the award for Best in Show from the 2020 Annual Members Exhibition. Her prints combine narratives from personal histories and mementos to create a new view of the world, relying heavily on a foundation of story telling. She uses feminist elements alongside symbols from her heritage and personal traditions in her prints. Cherr’s work bursts with joy, whimsy and color.