cSPACE Marda Loop
Level 2 Gallery
Solo show of portraits by Lenore Gish.
I SEE YOU is a tribute to the women in my life.. This collection of work delves into the complex, diverse and intriguing community of women who have become part of my world. These ladies are a cumulation of family, friends, and strangers who have wandered through my studio.
A number of my works in I SEE YOU are watercolour on paper. I’ve surrounded them with multiple layers of acrylic paint, paper, fabric, inks, pencil and sewing machine stitches. Using mixed media enabled me to create visual interest and tension on the surface, emphasizing the beauty and wisdom of my subject. The layering process represents my long history with quilt making, especially my delight at creating details that can only be appreciated close up. Lastly the stitching is an integral part of my work. Not only is the stitching a part of my history, it is the common thread between us all.
It is my hope that viewers will connect with the narratives woven within each piece. From strength to vulnerability, resilience to introspection, “I SEE YOU” is especially sensitive to how woman have struggled to feel ”seen” in history. It is an exploration of identity, empowerment, and the universal threads that bind us all. Step into my world where through the language of art, the female narrative takes center stage.