The Waldron Arts Center announces new July/August exhibitions: Channels: Conjuring Unborn Futures and We Paint…Out of the Box!
The Waldron Arts Center is proud to host two new exhibits that will be on view in July and August. In the Rosemary P. Miller Gallery, Yunjin La-Mei Woo probes the depths of her grandmother’s shaman practice in Channels: Conjuring Unborn Futures. La-Mei Woo’s exhibit includes metal works, photography, video, audio, as well as other works on paper and fabric. Channels opens on July 7th and runs through August 19th.
Channels is a body of work that reclaims female mediumship that has been rendered as impure, wicked, or dangerous in various contexts. “When my grandmother was sending off spirits at the end of her mediumship as a Korean shaman, she buried her ritual tools on a mountainside in secrecy. Having lived through the historical stigmatization of being deemed culturally retrogressive and psychologically ill as a shaman in modern Korea, she wanted her ritual tools to be cast far away from her children and grandchildren so they would not inherit her spiritual calling through those mediating objects,” says La-Mei Woo. “I conjure up a ghostly image of my grandmother’s buried tools through hollow paper objects that mimic them. At the end of the exhibition period, they will be burned as a form of cathartic release and sacred ascension.”
In the Educational Gallery, the Bloomington Watercolor Society (BWS) shares We Paint…Out of the Box!, on view until August 5th. This exhibit includes work by BWS members who go “out of the box” and create art in myriad mediums or produce works that use watercolor in unconventional ways. The exhibit includes works on paper, as well as three-dimensional works that utilize watercolor in unexpected ways.
Photographer Tom Duffy’s Harvesting Limestone exhibit continues in the Spotlight Gallery through July 28th.
The Waldron Arts Center is moving to Summer Hours for July and August. The galleries will be open to the public Wednesday and Thursday 12pm-5pm and Friday 12pm-8pm. Visitors wishing to see the galleries on weekends during the summer may schedule an appointment. All weekend appointments must be scheduled via email (email@example.com) by the Friday before the requested date. Regular hours will resume in the fall.
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