The Mermaid in the Hospital: curated by Maeve D’Arcy
September 15 @ 10:00 am - October 21 @ 6:00 pm
This exhibition brings together three artists who explore the in between: figuration and abstraction, the physical and the intangible, poetry and prose. The title is borrowed from a poem by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill written in Irish and translated into English by Paul Muldoon. Translation is an art form full of interpretations. The process allows elements to be lost, gained, and filled in. Language can exist as an act of resistance and rebellion-especially languages stifled and violently suppressed by colonization. Ní Dhomhnaill’s poem encompasses the dualities explored in the artists’ work. The show celebrates the thin veil between versions of self and place, real and imagined.