Tuesday, September 27, 2016

“Between the Shadow and the Light” Art from Africa, North America on Display at Schnormeier Gallery

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — “Between the Shadow and the Light” art exhibit will be on display at Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Schnormeier Gallery Nov. 7 to Dec. 16, 2016. A reception for the show will be held on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, from 6-9 p.m.  
    In June 2013, a team of 10 North American and 10 African artists gathered for a two-week “R5” seminar and studio in South Africa. This resulting exhibition presents the artist as both piercing prophet and hopeful seer, and pushes viewers to consider the resonance of South Africa for North America and beyond. The title “R5” evokes a common symbol in South Africa, the five-rand coin, and provides a way of remembering five critical issues with which South African artists struggle: Remembrance, Resistance, Reconciliation, Representation, and Re-visioning.
    The exhibition includes painting, sculpture, photography, collage, textile and book arts, installation, assemblage, new media, and video. These works range from narrative to conceptual in a variety of styles and approaches, and together they create a vibrant visual conversation on issues relevant to us all, no matter our nationality or circumstance.
    The show will be on display at Schnormeier Gallery weekdays from noon to 4:30 p.m.

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