Bleeding Heart Exhibit Explores Identity

Bleeding Heart Exhibit Explores Identity

 

Bleeding Heart, a ministry of the diocese curating creativity, connections and conversations
around art, faith, hope and love, is currently showing artist Jenny Hawkinson's Origin Stories. Running until January 27, this exhibit is an exploration into the external factors that contribute to an identity. It questions the authenticity of personal and collective memory/loss, and the desire to find home in the midst of a shifting world. 

Identity, whether personal or collective, can be defined by embellished narratives that border myth and legend. This show explores that ambiguous threshold between perception and reality, and its effect on the psyche. The artworks are rooted in the artistʼs origins; her hometown, family and experiences. Her narrative fluidly departs from fact into myth when familiar forms are used in unfamiliar arrangements; mirroring the fragmented yet resilient nature of memory.

The artworks include handkerchiefs hand embroidered with monograms, Norwegian text, a topographical map, paintings, collage, a sculpture made out of found shotgun shells, and wax embodiments of the river that reference flood narratives and oral history.

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