"From Silent to Resilient"
New Paintings by Debra Lott
with guest artists
Meg White and Rachel Gibbs
September 6 - October 20, 2018
First Friday Reception:
September 7th 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Sunday Afternoon Reception
September 9th 1:00-4:00
“Art is not always about pretty things. It’s about who we are,
what happened to us, and how our lives are affected.” Elizabeth Brown
Debra Lott is recognized for her figurative paintings that feature and uplift women. In her most recent body of work, Lott spotlights the current “#METOO” movement where she reveals pivotal moments when women break free from the culture of sexual harassment.
“For me this exhibit encourages victims, gives them a voice and promotes healing and hope. The inspirations for this series are the women breaking the silence of sexual abuse. They are the community of survivors who are in the process of healing and moving forward together.
The subjects of these paintings are survivors and represent ‘The Silence Breakers’. I’ve incorporated white ribbons into the paintings as symbols of bondage and muffled voices. The ribbons are unraveling.
I’ve integrated white cords that are symbolic of the ‘attached strings’ that have manipulated women. They are breaking.The paintings celebrate women standing together, leaning on and aiding one another to encourage healing.”
Meg White has created sculpture for over 30 years in a variety of media - paper, stone, clay and bronze. Her subject matter is either figurative with a narrative focus (characters from myths or novels) or wildlife with descriptions of behavior inspiring her work. This exhibition will showcase the female figure in various media including clay, plaster and bronze. www.MegWhiteSculpture.com
Rachel Gibbs is an art educator and practicing artist. She focuses on figurative painting with a surrealistic approach. Her work gives a glimpse into different worlds that often hint at the mysterious.