Info Island Library Art Gallery

Come join us for an upbeat dance at the Info Island Art Gallery from 1–2:30pm SLT. The gallery’s fea­tured artist is Way Zessinthal, and her exhib­it is “ret­ro­spect: city scapes.” If you can’t join us, feel free to lis­ten in at http://music2.radioriel.org.

ARTIST’S STATE­MENT
Exploit­ing the ironies of the human con­di­tion, my work mix­es the­o­ries of con­tem­po­rary avant-garde the­atre includ­ing Bertolt Brecht and Artaud’s The­atre of Cru­el­ty, with a long­ing toward social utopi­anism. I’m heav­i­ly influ­enced by the nat­ur­al stres­sors that occur with­in var­i­ous cul­tures (includ­ing dig­i­tal), and the pres­sures they exude on every­day real­i­ties through the explo­ration of iden­ti­ties.

Each piece con­sists of a dark whim­sy and emo­tion­al entan­gle­ment as I explore themes such as death, reli­gion, repro­duc­tion, van­i­ty, greed and cap­i­tal­ism to help explore the under­ly­ing idea of “Cre­ation as an act of Destruc­tion”.

Work­ing in mixed medi­ums allows me to grab the rich­ness and push the bound­aries of the media in many dif­fer­ent ways. I use alco­hol wash­es, paper and oth­er mate­ri­als that lead to an aging process of the piece itself, an inter­ac­tion that tran­scends the basic momen­tary viewer/piece rela­tion­ship and allows for the piece to grow and devel­op over time.

Lines play an impor­tant part of many pieces as well, not sim­ply as a means to con­vey an image, but as a man­i­fes­ta­tion of the Greek idea of Moirae.

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