In the midst of this global pandemic and with the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, many of us are overwhelmed by our emotions. At AWT, we’re committed to being there for our community in whatever way we can and helping to build each other up through art, activism and conversation.
Black Lives Matter.
To make that sense of community a reality during difficult times, we’ve created our first viewing room and we would like to share it with you.
Entitled “Stretching Arms,” this exhibition highlights artists that structure their work with self-compassion and reflection. The artworks in our viewing room, curated by artist Morgan Everhart, provide empathy for others, establishing a community that endures and welcomes strength in vulnerability.
Confident, figurative artists incorporate drawing into their work while maintaining their painterly virtues. Whether these unusual subjects are alone or not, they stretch our worldly limits and enter a territory that seems familiar, twisted, sexy, funny and simultaneously uncomfortable. Each artist in the exhibition gets straight to their point through their repertoire of rendering, medium and color, which hones in on out of body experiences. We don’t know exactly who these people are, but we know their struggle is physical, innermost and effeminate.
We’d love to hear what you think about our latest work. If you have any feedback or suggestions on artists we should feature, send us a note to firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with us on Instagram and Facebook.
With Love and Solidarity,
The AWT Team