Exhibition | Stepping Out |
Join us in this adventure as we embark on a visual and emotional exploration of what it truly means to be Stepping Out. Introducing a captivating exhibition that invites you to embark on a unique artistic journey. Beyond the art itself, Stepping Out offers a chance for personal reflection. It invites you to contemplate the power of stepping outside your comfort zone and embracing the unknown. Through this exhibition, we hope you will find inspiration for your own journey of growth and self-discovery.
Cheryl Eggleston - Best in Show
acrylic & alkyd
Artist Statement: Angles and lines, repeating patterns, and some circles - for relief.
Angles and lines represent boundaries. I like boundaries, they make me feel safe, as do repeating patterns. They’re comforting because they’re familiar and expected. I am an introvert, always looking inward and away from turmoil.
I begin by drawing little sketched patterns on paper, dividing space. It frees me of distractions so I can focus my thoughts. I start to see things happen within the drawing and an idea for a painting begins to emerge. I transfer the drawing to the canvas. Alkyd is my medium of choice, but I also paint in acrylics. As I paint, I feel myself move into the painting. I work until I find what I’m looking for -- balance, harmony in smooth color fields, edgy transitions between the angles and lines, repeating patterns, and then some circles - for relief.
Lianne Jedeikin-Goldsmith - Director's Choice
Sisters Stepping Out
oil & charcoal on wall paper
Artist Statement: I was born in Zimbabwe and my artistic journey has been deeply influenced by the complex tapestry of apartheid Africa, blending the vibrant traditions of African culture with the remnants of colonialism. Throughout my youth, I have navigated this dichotomy, and it has significantly shaped my artistic expression.
This body of work encompasses multi-media paintings that delve into conflict that I have faced on my personal journey.
In these artworks, I depict the lives of African children and adults living in Southern Africa against the background of colonialism.
Marharyta Krasutska - Curator's Choice
Artist Statement: In the depths of introspection we find ourselves interwoven with the world around us. By a tree that grows through the human body breaking boundaries, I represent the symbiotic relationship between the humanity and environment, evoking the sense of interconnection and encouraging us to think of how we feel when stepping out of the box.