"This exhibition creates an emergency placeholder for a lost past and an unknown future. It forges a path through closures and cancellations, delays and uncertainties, that left many ideas without a place to land. The participating artists have explored, in a word, the half-life that we are all living. We join them in their processing of the pandemic. Whether it is Sidney Masuga’s mural, which uses a solar calendar to mark this moment in human history, or Emilie Trice’s punching bags to help us express the anger, pain, and grief that we collectively hold; each work helps us to work through this moment not knowing what the next will bring." - RedLine Contemporary Art Center
Participating Artists: Carol Bivins, Leslie D. Boyd, Megan Bray, Mindy Bray, Kristina Davies, Madison DeYoung & Connor Deniston, Miriam A. Green, Kevin Hoth, Addie Kae, Marina Kassianidou, Shamai Mading, Heidi Mason, Sydney Lee, Sidney Masuga, Elizabeth Morisette, Alex Paozols, Matthew Pevear, Markus Puskar, Elisabeth Relin, Martha Russo, Kelley Shei, Ben Siekierski, Emilie Trice, Beth Van De Water, Genevieve Waller, Rosario Weston, Kate Wilker.
My artist statement on these collages:
I was 8 months pregnant when the country started going into lockdown. I spent March and April going in for routine appointments, watching the waiting rooms empty as more and more checks were put in place. A nurse told me my only goal was to stay out of the hospital as long as possible, which I took to heart. When I arrived to give birth the doors were locked, and once I was helped inside I gave birth within 30 minutes.
These are images from my experiences of that time spent in empty waiting rooms populated with unknown dangers. Motherhood has never been easy, especially for women artists, but this moment is pressing visibility into the space of motherhood and renewing a need for connection, awareness, and conversation around women’s (often) invisible work and contributions to community, economy, and the arts.
I will be showing new metallic prints of collages from my "Universe" series. The Spark Gallery show will run April 11-May 5.
I will also plan on being at these events— toddler and weather permitting, ha!— so please feel free to stop by and catch up.
Opening Reception: Friday, April 12, 6-9 pm
Art of Brunch: Sunday, April 28, 11-3
First Friday: May 3, 6-9 pm
Closing Coffee: Sunday, May 5, 1-4
Hope to see you there...!
Heidi Neubauer-Winterburn will be showing mixed media, conceptual art works joined by her sustained interest in disarming viewers by cocooning challenging subjects (death, politics) in "pretty," nontraditional art materials.
Balancing Act, Bones and Pearls, 2016
The title for this show takes its name from a piece in her on-going work with animal bones, and it includes bones transformed by pearls, semi-precious stones, sequins, metallic paints, and dyes. She will also be showing a new series, "FTS", started in 2017 which uses vintage and floral wallpapers, reflective Mylar, velvet, safety pins, and variations on 3 words .
FTS Series, 2017
The opening will be April 28th from 6-9pm at Spark Gallery at 900 Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO 80204.
The "Double Exposure" opening is January 19th from 6-9pm. Come see the work! Find out more on the Arvada Center for the Arts website. A few of my newer collages are also on their website. Hope to see you there...!
I enjoy using words and images to create things in the world and helping others to do the same.