Images of the Homeland, one of exhibitions of Mary Coss, opened yesterday. She curated the exhibition by herself and participates in the exhibition also. This exhibition is composed with a people of migration including Sabah Al-Dhaher, Juan Alonso-Rodríguez, Jasmine Iona Brown, MalPina Chan, Mary Coss, Maura Donegan, Akiko Jackson, and Carletta Carrington Wilson. Inspired from nostalgia or situations of circumstance, this diverse artwork reflects on identity and their relationship to their homeland roots. The works on exhibit include sculpture, installation, textiles, photography, and mixed media by artists of Latino, Asian, African, Island and European descent. Powerful stories of dislocation, reminiscence, veneration, anger, and melancholy are woven throughout these works. Each artist inspires insight and reflection of a shared human condition.
As artists we look at the world through a unique lens. Our cultural influences shape our identities, and our identities in turn shape our work. “Images of the Homeland” examines how our cultural inheritance manifests in the artwork that is created. Just as there are worlds that lie in our unconscious that drive many of the things we do and how we live our lives, so do these underlying influences seep into our art and inform our subject matter.
– Mary Coss’s statement
North Seattle Community College Art Gallery 9600 College Way N, Seattle, WA
January 14 – Fabruary 7, 2014
Hours: Mon/Fri 11-3, Tues/Wed/Thurs 11-8