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G Spot Gallery presents Jill Bedgood “The Weight Of Things” opening reception

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Image courtesy of Jill Bedgood

Contemplating one’s personal life and the current socio-political situation, "The Weight of Things" examines family possessions that contain sweet memories and the burdensome weight of responsibility, as well as the incessant struggle for women to maintain autonomy over their own bodies, the degradation of the environment due to climate change, the measurement of a life lived, and memento mori images to remind us of our mortality and the immortality of plastic.

We share the cyclical nature of human experience and memory -- the emotional and the intellectual to provide a poetically whole expression of human life. Dualities persist. Austerity and excess, minimalism and obsession, reason and passion, physicality and consciousness interconnect to create the mysterious equilibrium of existence.

Existing simultaneously is the state of being between comparative perspectives. The transition of conversion between waning light and waxing darkness is a metaphor for the process of transformation. Dawn and dusk, the blue hour, reference a moment of transitional beauty, the time and space in which anything can happen. The unknown invokes wonderment. My desire is to create visual poetry that references this moment of transience.

The Barnacle Series casts objects that reference significant moments in our lives, providing one a sense of immortality. A can of buttons may be as valuable as a diamond, without monetary hierarchy. The possessions carry the weight of lineage and baggage of memories. Acting as a memento mori, the art is a reminder of the transience and temporality of life.

Following the opening reception, the exhibition will be on display through

Contemplating one’s personal life and the current socio-political situation, "The Weight of Things" examines family possessions that contain sweet memories and the burdensome weight of responsibility, as well as the incessant struggle for women to maintain autonomy over their own bodies, the degradation of the environment due to climate change, the measurement of a life lived, and memento mori images to remind us of our mortality and the immortality of plastic.

We share the cyclical nature of human experience and memory -- the emotional and the intellectual to provide a poetically whole expression of human life. Dualities persist. Austerity and excess, minimalism and obsession, reason and passion, physicality and consciousness interconnect to create the mysterious equilibrium of existence.

Existing simultaneously is the state of being between comparative perspectives. The transition of conversion between waning light and waxing darkness is a metaphor for the process of transformation. Dawn and dusk, the blue hour, reference a moment of transitional beauty, the time and space in which anything can happen. The unknown invokes wonderment. My desire is to create visual poetry that references this moment of transience.

The Barnacle Series casts objects that reference significant moments in our lives, providing one a sense of immortality. A can of buttons may be as valuable as a diamond, without monetary hierarchy. The possessions carry the weight of lineage and baggage of memories. Acting as a memento mori, the art is a reminder of the transience and temporality of life.

Following the opening reception, the exhibition will be on display through

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G Contemporary Art Gallery
223 E 11th St, Houston, TX 77008, USA
https://www.gcontemporaryart.com/

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Admission is free.

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