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August 7 - October 6
Select works by Cindy Myron
On View August 7 – October 6
Reception & Artist Talk: Saturday, August 10 6pm – 8pm
McGuireWoods Gallery, 2nd Floor
Ordinary spaces act as expressive vehicles for the human body and mind. I create a dialogue between society and its intimate, designed, constructed spaces, typically referencing the home. An idea of “home” acts as a symbol of safety and shelter. Gardens and egg forms representing fertility, growth and inception are places much like homes themselves. When layered with architectural diagrams or components common to a home including floor boards, moldings, and window shutters, they speak to my thoughts, desires, struggles, and insecurities regarding labor, both manual and maternal as well as my search for what it means to be a woman and mother today.
Referencing historically rooted imagery of Faberge, where the preciousness of gold is replaced with pewter, permits a new narrative void of monetary worth. The reinvented history of these objects allows for a more expansive idea of value where the true intimacy of a home can be discovered. Ultimately, homes can be recycled and devoured as spaces for safety, comfort and self-worth, often times something we long for.