Margaret Humphris : in the belly
FIRST WEDNESDAY OPENING RECEPTION: 12/05, 6 - 9 P.M.
artICULATE aRTIST tALK: sUNDAY, 12/09 AT 4 P.M.
In the Belly, Margaret Humphris’ latest exhibition at BRG, looks at a universal experience that can be found referenced in religious and cultural stories ranging from Jonah being trapped within a whale in the Christian Bible to the Zulu mother swallowed by an elephant, and even Little Red Riding Hood inside the infamous Wolf. Today, Humphris argues, “an ‘in-the-belly’ experience may manifest as a difficult time of coping with life circumstances.”
“It may engulf us as a time of internal darkness, of existential questioning, or even as a loss of soul, of disconnection, or spiritual abandonment. This archetypal time of mystery invites reflection, patience, and dialoguing with the Dark.”
A BRG artist member since 1993, Humphris' art often calls upon everything from her own travel experiences to personal dreams, from dance to multi-cultural myths. Over the past twenty years, Humphris has evolved a method of layered painting that evokes a sense of multiplicity and produces associations which are unpredictable and powerful.
This exhibition is presented alongside the latest works from Malaika Favorite, Frankie Gould, and Thomas Neff. All works from these four artists are on view, free of charge, during normal gallery hours (12 - 6 p.m., Tue - Sun) through December 27, 2018.