Monday, October 2, 2023

A new exhibition is up in the Merker Gallery showcasing works by Clara Reynen.

From the Artist: What are the stories we tell ourselves? The stories we tell about ourselves, to ourselves, for ourselves? How does that change when we talk to other people about who we are? Confronting a mid-20s diagnosis of ADHD/Autism, I am attempting to unravel my history to search for clues that led me to where I am today. Like many others who are diagnosed later in life I have few memories of my childhood, and the hazy moments I do remember become more clear when presented with the opportunity to handle objects from that period of my life. Despite not remembering many of these moments their influence in my current work is clear— shared color palettes, similar animal motifs, and a strange fixation on dark whimsy. Can I create a throughline in my work to find a clearer picture of who I am today? And how can I celebrate myself in a world that doesn't accommodate my needs without strong advocacy for myself? 

Oct. 6 @ 5:30 pm - a birthday party for my brain
Oct. 9 @ 5:30 pm- a seance for my childhood spirit
Oct. 13 from 6-8 pm reception with a performance at 6:30 pm.

The exhibit will run from October 1st - 14th.