Schism: The Art of the Fractured Self
Artwork by Jay Scantling
Location: Modesto Junior College Art Gallery, 435 College Ave, South Drive, (East Campus) (209) 575-6819
Show dates: February 25th-March 19th Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 11:00am-5:00pm
Artist Reception Thursday, March 5 5:30 - 7:30pm, Artist will speak at approximately 6:00pm.
*Light refreshments will be served
Through painting, sculpture and video, Schism: The Art of the Fractured Self depicts and reflects the fracturing and dissociation of identity in the face of trauma and its reconfiguration through the creative process. Through imagery derived from dreams and paralleling themes from mythology, the show presents the transformations of the self in response to adversity and the creation of art as cycles of destruction followed by renewal. Schism is about the construction of beauty and meaning out of the horror of overwhelming life experience.