Lost and Found in Translation

The Weyrich Gallery opens “Lost and Found in Translation,” an exhibition of new work by Meredith McPherson and Harriette Tsosie, with a reception on Friday, 1 July from 5:00 - 8:30 PM. The exhibition juxtaposes the artists’ works, highlighting archetypal themes and written symbols shared by ancient Chinese and Mayan cultures.

McPherson expresses the ancient ideals of Zen through contemporary Chinese and Japanese calligraphy. Influenced by archaic Shang Dynasty (circa 16th-11th centuries BCE) Chinese oracle bone inscriptions, she distills the structure and etymology of ancient symbols into their essence and creates dynamic images that are both subtle in their Yin-Yang balance of black ink on white paper, yet powerful in their masterful display of brushwork.

Tsosie exhibits encaustic and mixed media scrolls, incorporating McPherson’s finishing techniques in the non-encaustic work. She collages some of McPherson’s bold sumi strokes onto panels and superimposes her own brushwork and mark making, creating mixed media works that are simultaneously unique and collaborative. She also exhibits three-dimensional works, including a hand made codex of Mayan symbols on amate paper and stacked cubes of Maya images and numbers.

In this unusual exhibition McPherson and Tsosie not only master the representation of ancient glyphs from disparate parts of the world but also offer a respectful, personal interpretation of once indecipherable sacred images.

Showing Opens: Thursday June 30, 2016
Showing Closes: Friday July 29, 2016
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