Through Thick and Thin: A Path Toward Resilience.
During the months of March and April, Kennedy Gallery is presenting the works of our staff artists, Jeffrey Irwin and Meghan Voss. This show came out of our collective musings on finding a way forward through a challenging time. The nature of the challenge is not necessarily relevant - we all experience moments when the “spirit hits the bone”, hard. It is in those moments, whether as individuals or as a community, that we are faced with finding a way through.
The title of our show reflects the communal nature of inspiration and creativity, and the ways it supports each of the artists’ exploration and expression. For both of them, the natural environment offers the respite needed to recreate the spirit. Sometimes it is through experiencing the scaling effects of the expansive night sky. At other times it is about connecting back to the basics of how art, unencumbered by expectation, served us as a child.
The private, personal world of an artist is their tool of the craft. Unlike engineers or accountants, they don’t get to check it at the door to their studio. The work comes forth from their personal experience – it becomes. It is not always the product, but rather the process of exploring creativity that carries the deeper meaning. That is the thing that moves us all; our path toward resilience.