Alternate Dualities will extend through First Thursday, October 3, 5-9pm.
The Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts is also having its annual Open House. It will be an eventful night, with music, performances, and impromptu happenings throughout the building. More info…
From the press release:
Alternate Dualities New work by Lynn Schirmer
September 5 – 28, 2013
Artist’s Reception, First Thursday, September 5, 6 – 9 pm
In Alternate Dualities, Lynn Schirmer presents a new series of paired, tiny drawings on white and black paper. The works on white paper were created spontaneously in public spaces, while those on black paper were drawn some time later in direct response to the former. Each pairing provides a psychological snapshot of a state of being together with a symbolic, and/or narrative representation of its likely source. Schirmer will also present a selection of new large scale work on black paper.
Here is a sample from the tiny drawing series:
This new series specifically relates to my condition, Dissociative Identity Disorder. In other words, the spontaneous drawings on white paper reveal what I want to say to myself about which alter or alter grouping is “out” (or inhabiting the body) at the moment, and why. The drawings on black paper, created later, explore the origins of the alter configurations, or the instances of abuse that created them. If all of this sounds completely obtuse, please see my activist site: LynnsArt.net or read the fabulous article by Brian Moss on the DIDiva site.