Memory Lane – Closed for Deconstruction
Andy Anderson, Charles Coldewey, Terri Cummings, Sarina Fuhrmann, Elizabeth Holden, Melba Northum, Karen Weinman
December 6 through January 18
Closed for the holidays December 27-28
Reception for the artists
December 6, 6:00 – 9:00
The Past is what you remember, imagine you remember, convince yourself you remember, or pretend to remember. – Harold Pinter
The artworks in this exhibition echo the premise of Harold Pinter’s dictum and are responses to thematic concerns regarding our ability to adapt and modify ourselves in response to personal histories and to new experiences. The capacity of the brain to change, its plasticity, means the brain never stops changing and adjusting.
Our ability to consciously evolve beyond tragedies and limitations, to create new pathways in our brain and a capacity to reinvent our selves—to build a mystery of our past--contributes to individual survival. This plasticity, this resilience of spirit, is evident in the lives and artwork of each artist in the exhibition and, in many cases, is the over arcing subject of their sculptures, prints, drawings, paintings, and film.