Redbud Gallery presents Sarah Fox: The Genetic Viability of Finn and Joni opening reception
The body of work palpates and questions a woman’s desire to have a child. The work is hopeful, but it’s also a farewell and letting go; the reality of the challenge and choice to become a mother for many women.
When a child is lost in the early stages of pregnancy, it’s often described as being a genetically unviable pregnancy. Many of the characters that show up in this body of work are celebrations of these tiny potentials, the decisions, chances and losses that women bear. The ghost-like drawings in this body of work represent a quiet, floating space for these beings to blink in and out of existence. They’re genetic mutations strange and sad, but ultimately beautiful. Here the hybrid creatures question the idea of a singular definition of normality and of what constitutes a full and happy life.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through November 27.