Tonight is the opening at OCCCA's Confessions show. They accepted one of my pieces from the MMPI series, the children's blocks. Here's the curators' blurb:
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art presents "Confessions" opening Saturday, April 1 running through Sunday, April 30, 2006. The gallery is open to the public and the reception is free.
Opening Reception, Saturday, April 1, 7PM to 10 PM
Confession is often a reference to wrongdoing or "the concept of sin", but it the broader context, confessions can be any revelation. The "act" of confessing allows one to examine something that has been hidden because of shame or inadequacy and this causes psychological blockage. By introducing them later in our lives, we can reexamine experiences with maturity - hopefully releasing them and the stress they cause.
Over 750 images were sent in from around the world. Many disturbing, many unique, many revealing dark and haunting images of sexual misconduct, infidelity, rage, tortue, mutiliation and violet victimization of women and children, even scenes of murder. When everything can be considered "art" these days, we looked for work that had levels of satisfaction, work that represented depth and honesty. We applaud all the artists for their unique expressions of Confession.
Pamela Grau Twena, Nancy Harlan
It sounds like some of the rejected work might be interesting too, in an "accident on the side of the freeway" kind of way.
Robert & I will head down for dinner and check out the "O sCene;" I'll write more about what we see tomorrow.
April 1, 2006
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