Sunday, January 25, 2009

Carlotta Hester / Elemental Journey

Carlotta Hester, Esoteric Vibrations, 22” x 44” Giclee, Edition of 5

As time passes, we are graced with witnessing the creative wellsprings and outpourings of each other. I'd like to share this wonderful exhibition that I saw this spring at the Govinda Gallery.

I videotaped the artist talking about her work and put it together in this short video. I hope you enjoy it.

Carlotta Hester / Elemental Journey VIDEO

Carlotta Hester’s exhibition, Elemental Journey was 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 was seen for the first time in the United States at Govinda Gallery in Washington, D.C. on April 18 - May 31, 2008.

Elemental Journey featured 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.

For more information about this artist's work contact:
Govinda Gallery
1227 34th Street NW,
Washington DC 20007

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