Pieces in the show draw on the basic elements of earth, air, fire, and water to explore varied themes. Some pieces evoke tender moments, like Toni Lane’s Naptime in which a mother cradles a newborn while a gentle sea rocks the bed upon which they are resting. Other pieces take on more serious themes, like Dethaw Cotman’s To Eat is to Be Ate and Imani Turner’s The Snake in the Garden, which both explore the Garden of Eden and the struggle against temptation. A few pieces are light-hearted, as with Violet Lucas’ reinterpretation of Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, featuring Family Guy characters.
The exhibition opens with an artist reception on February 11th, 1 – 4pm, and closes on April 1st. Free and open to the public, with light refreshments provided.