Exhibitions - The Embrace - Karen Olson

Friday, Jul 1, 2022 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Waterfall Arts
256 High Street

Waterfall Arts is excited to welcome artist Karen Olson to our gallery for the summer of 2022. Below are information about the exhibit, artist, and related events.
Opening Reception: June 3rd, 5-8pm

Artist Talk: June 18, 10am at Head of the Tide Trail in Belfast (meet at the trailhead)

Artist Statement:

I stand quietly in the midst of the trees, examining their texture, following the vein-like branches reaching upward and out. I imagine the network of communication and support beneath the surface and feel the effects of this far reaching community. They/we are interconnected.

In these years we have lost much in the way of human connectedness. Each decision to do so has been fraught with fear. As we imagine the days going forward can this human-nature relationship help us? Do the trees have something to teach? This work is an exploration of interconnectedness. It is a deep, intimate conversation, an embrace.

About the Artist:

Karen Olson is a lens-based artist working at the intersection of human emotion and the natural world. In her figurative and nature-inspired work, Karen uses concept-based projects to explore the human-nature connection and its role in fostering mental health and communication. Karen seeks an open dialog with subjects such as grief, trauma, empathy, and forest bathing. She illustrates these multi-sensory experiences with two and three-dimensional works.0

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