M.C. Reardon 12-09-19

M.C. Reardon, EXHALE: earth / FOREST
Visual artist M.C. Reardon presents a dual exhibit of mixed media, paintings and photography

November 8-December 9, 2019
Opening reception: Friday November 8 5-7pm / artist's talk 6pm (calendar)

Lincoln City Cultural Center
540 NE Highway 101
Lincoln City OR
Open Thursday-Monday 9am-5pm
email: lincolncityarts@gmail.com
website: www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org

Joanna Macy once wrote "As we work to heal the Earth, the Earth heals us." This exhibit creates a space of Nature, inner transformation and neutral sanctuary; contemplating the idea of wild nature simply enduring, going about its daily business, living in the present moment, at peace.and yet.still influenced by our presence.

EXHALE: earth is a body of work using ancient Taoist art as both inspiration and vehicle of expression; exploring the interconnection between Nature and Humanity, as well as, considering the idea that Nature does not live in the boundaries that we do, in tiny squares on a satellite map, but within the vast landscape we have built our homes upon.

FOREST is a collection of photographs, influenced by personal memories of the quiet, lush forests of Reardon's home state of Oregon. There are reflections of the senses and spirit; when the harmony of a forest left unaltered by humanity creates balance within, and the lessons of a forest growing into itself build foundations of collaboration, mutual sustainability and interdependence.

At the show's opening reception, Reardon will be launching her latest art book 'forest', which features over 90 of her color and B+W photographs, created with digital and vintage film cameras; 25 of these images will be framed and hung throughout the Chessman Gallery. 40% of all art sales from this show will directly benefit the Lincoln City Cultural Center; a vibrant hub of artistic expression and arts education on the central Oregon coast.

New work that echoes the textures of the forest by Lincoln County ceramic artist Chasse Davidson, will be included as well.

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