Tue, Apr 06 | Kissimmee

Split the Difference: Victorious McLeod and Sheherazade Thenard -in the Studio Gallery

Free Event
Split the Difference: Victorious McLeod and Sheherazade Thenard -in the Studio Gallery

Time & Location

Apr 06, 10:00 AM EDT – May 30, 5:00 PM EDT
Kissimmee, 2411 E Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34744, USA

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 marilyn@osceolaarts.org.

Victorious McLeod

“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.” 

Sheherazade Thenard

“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.”