Visions of Self is the first annual show of the Women’s Voices, Women’s Vision group of Yosemite Sierra Artists. The show features over 100 female artists from 10 countries, with work including the subjects of self-portraiture, environment, emotions, and state of being.
Co-Curators: Wendy Denton & Jennifer Moss
Judges: Michele Ellis Pracy, Executive Director/Chief Curator Fresno Art Museum & Diane Breuer, Artist & Former Gallery Owner
The painting “Silent” represents experiences and feelings I can’t talk about or share because I am compelled to say nothing. The woman’s lips are pierced shut because she cannot speak. Her arm is changing into something alien and growing scales. She wears her big heart outside and exposed, where it is vulnerable. She has the feeling of being underwater, and she is nourishing a flower-like growth. The egg-like forms represent infinite potential. The painting is almost entirely red, symbolizing hidden and visceral feelings.
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