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I Witness exhibition
I Witness – 4 artists, what they see and how they see it
Noho M55 Gallery
530 West 25th Street New York, NY 10001
Exhibit: February 19-March 7, 2020
Opening: February 22. 4:00-6:00 pm
Artist Talk: February 27, 6:00-8:00 pm
“Everything changes once we identify with being the witness to the story, instead of the actor in it.”
In the exhibition, I Witness, the artists Juliet Martin, Mary McFerran, Deborah L. Morris, and Mollie Thonneson explore the world through fiber. In this installation-based show, the artists comment on self-awareness, healthcare and safety, technology and social interaction, sexuality and desire.
The show originated with Juliet Martin’s invitation to the other artists to join her and create an installation in the Noho M55 Gallery during her member exhibition slot. Although each artist approaches her work uniquely, they share a commitment to working in fiber and agreed to develop artwork in response to the theme of Witness.
“Something Looks Wrong,” Juliet Martin weaves tapestries that combine anonymous women with communal eyes. “They share a narrative which shields their individuality,” states the artist.
“Protect, “ by Mary McFerran pleas for safe and legal healthcare for women by building an installation around the Wolf Mother, a fierce and knowing protector.
“City of Shadows,” by Deborah L. Morris reflects on the “life-sized shadows we walk through as we go about our daily activities, lost in our own thoughts, glued to our smartphones.”
“Eye Candy,” by Mollie Thonneson exploits the color, texture and seduction of women’s lingerie by reworking it into a flowing display of desire.
The public is invited to view the installation during regular gallery hours Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 to 6 PM. There will be an Opening Reception on February 22 , 4-6pm and an Artist Talk on Feb 27, 6-8pm.
Juliet Martin http://julietmartin.com
Mary McFerran http://marymcferran.com
Deborah L. Morris http://www.dlmfa.com/
Mollie Thonneson http://www.molliethonneson.com/
Date(s): 02/18/2020 to 03/07/2020
NoHo M55 Gallery
New York, New York United States