Oppositions and Parallels:
Naomi Shersty, Robyn Leroy-Evans and Ryn Wilson
November 8 – December 7, 2014
Opening: Saturday, Nov 8, 6-10 pm
Performance: Sunday, Nov 9, 1:30pm
PhotoNOLA reception: Saturday, Dec 6, 6-9 pm
Oppositions and Parallels presents artwork by Robyn LeRoy-Evans, Naomi Shersty and Ryn Wilson. Using photography as a unifying medium, the exhibition identifies several opposing and overlapping themes within each artist’s practice. Sharing a mutual fascination of the relationship between environment and self, each artist has depicted the female body either in full or in part, as a distorted, fractured form, via text, or through the use of symbolic objects.
Each having traveled the United States as well as further afield, have at some point found themselves to be the outsider, the newcomer, the stranger. They have been transplanted into new environments, forced to navigate unknown territory, and have been met with both understanding and misperception along the way. These artworks explore associated feelings of confusion, loss, anxiety, desire, and loneliness, which can arise from living an itinerant and malleable existence.
There will be a performance by Robyn LeRoy-Evans called “Body Sculpture II” on Sunday, November 9th at 1:30pm
Informal gallery conversation with exhibiting artists will take place on Sunday, December 7th from 2-5 pm.