Monday, April 07, 2008
April 18 - May 31, 2008
opening Friday, April 18, from 6:00 to 9:00pm
Govinda Gallery presents Carlotta Hester’s exhibition, Elemental Journey. First exhibited in Ireland at the Cavan County Museum and then in Havana, Cuba, at the Galería de La Biblioteca Rubén Martínez Villena, Elemental Journey now will be seen for the first time in the United States at Govinda Gallery in Washington, D.C.
Elemental Journey features a series of limited edition works on paper derived from a selection of pages from the artist’s sketchbooks. Sketchbooks are an integral part of Hester’s life, a portable home for memories, thoughts, and dreams. Insights and experiences gathered along her journeys through different spaces - whether they are the arts and cultures of other countries, the movements of everyday life, or the interior dimensions of the soul - are translated into Hester’s vocabulary of colors, text, and objects. These “collected bits of life” are arranged into explorations of material, techniques, and ideas, all of which produce an imagery in her work that is rich with symbolism.
Elemental Journey opens April 18 and continues through May 31, 2008. Carlotta Hester will attend the opening on Friday, April 18, from 6:00 to 9:00pm.
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Washington, DC 20007