Time: October 21, 2010 from 7pm to 10pm
Location: Element Natural Healing Arts
Street: 518 Henry Street
City/Town: Brooklyn, NY 11231
Website or Map: http://elementhealing.com/spe…
Event Type: contemporary, photography, video, and, installation, art, exhibit
Organized By: Element Natural Healing Arts
Latest Activity: Oct 20, 2010
"Feels Like Home" Art Exhibit
Element Natural Healing Arts is pleased to announce the opening reception for “Feels Like Home”, a contemporary photography, video and installation art exhibit taking place on Thursday October 21 from 7pm to 10pm. The exhibit, running from October 21st to November 11th, , is curated by Dawn Philips and features the work of artists Avery McCarthy, Calvin Rocchio, Dawn Philips, Ina Jang, Inga Moren, Katie Humphries, Michael Allin and Naomi Nishi.
The exhibit’s central theme explores the concept of home and the calmness that comes with what is familiar. When home as a geographic location is transformed- is it any longer a place or just a sensation we store in our memory? Each work included in the show addresses different aspects of these ideas; collectively the work asks the viewer to try and discover that notion within themselves. The exhibit uses the unique feel of Element Natural Healing Art's studio space as the base for its exploration of transformational space.
Artist Katie Humphries’ long form series explores the effects of climate change on barrier islands in the eastern United States. These fragile islands are among the first to display the markings of changing weather patterns and rising sea levels. Her photographs depict stable, fragile, and visibly devastated ecosystems alike in an effort to capture the combined subtle changes in this environment. Michael Allin's photographs concentrate on the psychological tension between anonymity and intimacy. By using his family members as subjects, Allin captures the beauty of familiarity while subtly exposing the social preconceptions that confine them. Dawn Philips, making her curatorial debut, will also exhibit her video "Stepping Stones". The piece is concerned with authenticity inside oneself and reflects on ideas of meditation. The unique space at Element has served as a literal example of the transformation present within her work, as well as the other artists in the show, making it a special venue for the exhibition.