Split the Difference: Victorious McLeod and Sheherazade Thenard -in the Studio Gallery
Time & Location
About the Event
Split the Difference is an art exhibition featuring work by African American artists Victorious McLeod and Sheherazade Thenard. Split the Difference offers two unique perspectives by exploring themes of heritage, cultural identity, and self-myth. Each piece is an emotional connection between the artist and their personal narrative, whether that be by tradition, ethnicity, or familial relation. Works are on display in the Studio Galllery, April 6 through May 30, 2021. Free art reception on Saturday, April 17 from 2-5pm. Osceola Arts exhibits are always free and open to the public. For more information contact email@example.com.
“I am fascinated with the concept of mythos, in which stories have a significant truth or meaning for a particular culture, religion, society, etc. I work toward illustrating the narrative of the self; Conceptually, my work covers personal ideas such as identity, mental health, and mythologized life events, to broader concepts such as universal narratives, archetypes or monomyths.”
“For me, a landscape painting is not merely a visual representation of the world. It is a metaphor for the human condition. I paint to try to make sense of the fragility of our world, the passing of time, and our shared experiences of light, color, and space. The incorporation of figures within my paintings are often swallowed or hidden by their constructed lush surroundings. Painting the land and its inhabitants continues to be a way of engaging with the strangeness of being here.”