Opening Reception Friday, August 5 | 6-9PM
Live music with King Pappy
Open artist studios with the Eno Arts Mill Studio Artists
Blue Window Mediterranean Food Truck
Vegan Ice Cream Man
Beer from Red Oak Brewery , Ponysaurus Brewing, and Hi-Wire Brewing Durham
Kids’ activities with the Collage Stop and Art Therapy Institute
The exhibit will be on view at the Eno Arts Mill Gallery through the end of August. The public is invited to visit the exhibit Tuesday-Saturday, 12-5pm.
INSIGHT is defined as the act of apprehending the inner nature of things or of seeing intuitively to gain a deep understanding of a person or object. It allows the art-making process to reveal what is unconscious conscious through layers of images and patterns that create a visual story. In this exhibit, each artist shares a different focus of their intuitive practices including composing sculptural forms using digitally altered photographs that question what one identifies as reality, creating abstract line art using textiles and stitching that celebrate resilience and perseverance, and constructing three-dimensional paper weavings that invite the viewer to look deeply at the layers that speak of a history of depression, healing, and strength. The artists invite the viewers to look deeply at what is revealed and what remains hidden between the margins within their works.
About Audrey Pinto:
I am a paper and fiber artist who is interested in exploring the margins between contemporary fiber and textile art and craft. I am drawn to the ancient arts of weaving and embroidery—the old crafts where women and community have played a central, collaborative role in the making and creating process. Using paper rather than thread and yarn allows me the freedom to examine weaving using found and recycled materials and to experiment with multiple layers and overlays that bear resemblance to tapestries from the past. My weaving process is intuitive where the placement of each strip of paper tells a story, speaks of a memory or thought, and makes a statement about my personal history and community. The rhythmic, repetitive process of weaving connects me to my heart and soul and to a space where the noise and static around me slows.
About Christine Hager-Braun
Inspired by our inner strength to cope when faced with adversity, tragedy, or severe health issues, my work revolves around the topics of personal growth, the gift of resilience, and the power of positive mindset. My abstract fiber art is based on the deep awareness, acceptance, and connection to my own emotional growth through the challenges I have faced, in particular my experience with depression. However, my work does not focus on difficulties, pain, or struggle. Instead, by piecing together a multitude of brightly colored, soft fabric strips I reflect on the many lessons I have learned to believe in my ability to heal and to trust in my perseverance. Using my voice as artist I strive to reveal insights, normalize the conversation about mental health, and provide visual encouragement through my art.
About Mar Hester:
Mar Hester is a photosculptor studio artist and educator working in Durham, NC. Before completing her MFA in 2016, Mar previously worked as a concert photographer, photographing major musical artists and the traveling festival culture throughout the southeast.
Mar’s sculptural work and photographs have been shown in galleries and other venues across the United States and Canada since 2007. She was awarded second place at the 4th Annual Photography competition in Jackson Hole, WY and acted as exhibition judge for the 5th Annual Juried Photo Exhibition in Fletcher, NC.
In addition, her photographs have been featured in over 15 different publications including weekly and daily newspapers as well as on four covers of a nationally distributed magazine. In 2017, her work was published internationally in “Iceview,” an Icelandic artist publication.
Mar’s studio is currently at Golden Belt and she is also a member of the Durham Art Guild. Artist Residencies include Nes Artist Residency – Skagastrond, Iceland, Vermont Studio Center – Johnson, VT and Elsewhere Studios – Paonia, CO. Most recently, Mar completed a 6-month residency as a Regional Emerging Artist at Artspace in Raleigh, NC.
Currently, Mar is teaching photography at Durham School of the Arts.
King Pappy is a four-piece ensemble based out of Hillsborough. Drawing influences from a broad spectrum of American music with solid doses of punk, country, and folk, King Pappy brings a set of energetic and engaging originals. The band’s singer-songwriter sensibilities are driven by Dennis Blanchard’s lyrics and melodies while arrangements created with bandmates Robbie Raper, Jason Myers, and Devin O’Connor fully realize each song’s potential. King Pappy is your average old-man-band, just a hell of a lot better. Learn more at https://www.instagram.com/king_pappy_music