Friday, February 26, 2010

Hilary White: 'Altar' March 6th 6-10pm

Hilary White: 'Altar' Solo Exhibition. March 6th, from 6-10 p.m.

If you were at the Heart Show or made it in afterwards to see all the amazing hearts, I'm sure you noticed the incredible 3-d heart featuring boxers, bears and victorian cameos by Hilary White. Her upcoming solo show, 'Altar' promises to be filled with these amazing assemblages, so don't miss it!

Hilary's statement from her website:

The arts as early as the 4th century of the Byzantine era through the early Gothic period of the 12th century were created and commissioned for the sole use of the church. Most artists of this time were limited to creating images that were deemed “useful” to extend the gospels to the poor and illiterate including the visual depictions of the old and new testaments in places of worship. During the end of the Gothic period a more pluralistic view of art emerged.

In the early 19th century a phrase was coined “Art for the sake of Art”. Which became a sort of mantra for the creative individuals of that era. This new movement meant a total disengagement of art from any religious, moral, or utilitarian function, art meant to stand alone as a means unto itself.

My work is an attempt to wrestle with these two approaches, creating out of the struggle to join my personal faith in God into my mixture of influences; insecurities, doubts, vanities, and culture. The work is an exploration of theology and imagination, Christ working through chaos and diluted ethos to establish hope, a reconciler for the graceful and the grotesque.