Thursday, November 5, 2009

New Exhibit in the Pearl Gallery

The Pearl Gallery now features work from CCV's very own Karen M. Geiger, and the exhibit will run through December 20th.

Everyday Myths
Karen M. Geiger

A strange thing is memory, and hope; one looks backward, and the other forward; one is of today, the other of tomorrow. Memory is history recorded in our brain, memory is a painter, it paints pictures of the past and of the day.” – Anna Mary Robertson Moses

Memory is not fact, we hold a moment in our minds and it tells a story of a time and a place. We repeat these to other people in our lives, but it’s never entirely accurate. Though these stories, we create an image of self. To ourselves, and to the people around us, our memories help make us who we are. But if the memories are not perfectly exact, instead of fact, the story becomes fiction, and therefore, a myth.

These paintings are my attempt at exploring the myths I have created about myself and my own life.

The memory series, involving Ravens, is a tribute to the mythology of the Norse God Odin. His two pet ravens, named Thought and Memory, flew around the world to gather information. This knowledge was passed onto Odin. My series uses Thought and Memory to collect bits and pieces of my childhood and bring them to light.

Both Galleries will be open for the First Friday Art Walk, this Friday from 5-7pm so stop by!

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