Fall 2013 Exhibition at the Gallery of the Common Experience
August 26 - December 12, 2013
Art is a way of externalizing the internal. Artists are compelled by something internal, whether it’s inspiration, emotion, obsession or habit. Often the process of creating a work helps an artist seek relief, find contentment or achieve new understanding.
For this exhibition, the Gallery of the Common Experience examined how creating artwork affects the mind of the artist. Selections received from artists around the country addressed the ways in which art intersects with an artist's mentality: works made in a states of celebration and grief; pieces that coincided with paradigm shifts; psychological portraits; short films that involved eye-opening research and intense personal experiences; poetry written to express a state of mind; and works that resulted in emotional healing for the artist.
Selected artists included: