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Laurelin Gilmore & Liz Webb: The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Mar. 5-29, 2020 | Reception: Mar. 13, 6-9 PM

Artist Statement: Laurelin Gilmore
For me, The Stories We Tell Ourselves is about the narratives that run through our relationships with each other and with ourselves. Specifically, my work relates to the ways in which we define what we see in the mirror. I used some of the existing symbolism of the zodiac to explore one way that we do this. We tell ourselves stories about our proclivity toward freedom, self-protection, femininity, and power. We tell ourselves stories about our own worth. Some of us spend a lot of life refining the definitions others gave us to better fit what we know to be true. In this way we all become a puzzle of different perceptions and assumptions, including our own. I hope these pieces spark a story in the viewer—something personal, something that feels true.

I’m probably best known for my fantasy paintings that blend animal or insect attributes with the human form. More recently, my work blends the subject and the environment itself. I’m trying to use realism to invite the viewer to suspend disbelief, and fantasy elements to expand on themes of feminine power, totem and spirit animals, and both the habitation of the planet and of the body. I’m interested in the perceived separateness of humans and the natural world from which we can’t actually divorce ourselves, the power and beauty of aloneness, individuality, and the celebration of inherent human power. In a time when people have come to celebrate the potential of the synthetic, it’s important to remember that we are still deeply connected to the organic.

 

Artist Staement: Liz Webb

It’s the little things that make me smile, simple everyday things like twigs, birds, blades of grass, rabbits, lizards, acorns and pebbles. I’m thinking of those quiet, beautiful, familiar things that have been with me forever in stories, songs, dances and memories.

These pieces are moments, feelings from everyday, little, simple, quiet, beautiful moments that make me smile.

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