Work by North Bank Members & Invited Guests
May 4 – 26, 2012
Artists Reception, First Friday 5-9pm, May 4
North Bank Artists Gallery looks at emotion and artistic expression or the sensing of passion through art in its May exhibition. We started with the dramatic imagery of Edvard Munch’s The Scream and opened a dialogue to ask why this painting has become so well-known, so parodied, so often copied and so often the target of high profile art thefts. Recently at auction it was expected to sell for upward of $80 million dollars. There is no question that The Scream has acquired an iconic status in popular culture.
We invite the public to see what invited guests and member artists at North Bank Artists Gallery have conceived as they mused on The Scream and the other Munch pieces in this emotional series. Expressive, humorous, sacred, over-valued, The Scream is more than an image; it is a phenomenon. It was the subject of Gary Larson’s book The Howl, it has been mass produced by Andy Warhol, the plot of a Dr. Who episode and the inspiration for the mask in the Scream movie series. There will be an opening artists reception May 4, 2012 5pm-9pm.
Also included in this exhibition event will be Unbound.
Unbound is a new project to restore emotional health through art for men and women of all ages in Clark County. Unbound provides artistic outlets for individuals to work through issues we all face from a creative an empowered perspective. The project hosts free or low cost small group workshops, and larger collaborative efforts on art works in various mediums. It also strives to exhibit community awareness projects that channels emotional health issues out of therapy doors and agency walls.
Unbound’s current exhibit at North Bank Artists Gallery was done in collaboration with YWCA of Clark County to illustrate various perspectives of sexual abuse. This exhibit will show pieces from sexual abuse survivors of both genders in varying ages, and includes a parents perspective and of service providers. Unbound feels that the Scream exhibit is essential to this issue, as sexual abuse thrives in a culture of silence and events such as these allows voices to be heard. Unbound is led by Jessica Boldt, a licensed independent clinical social worker working in Vancouver as private practice clinician.
The North Bank Artists Gallery www.northbankartistsgallery.com is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; there is no admission fee. For more information, contact kathi rick at (360) 693-1840 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.