WRAPPED UP, TIED UP, TANGLED UP
January 21 - February 21, 2019
at Samford University - Birmingham, AL
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
I liken the creative process to the complex, laborious and life-altering process of giving birth. In many ways, this exhibition is a culmination of the past three years of gestation - that of my daughter as she literally grew inside of me, and the following two-and-a-half years of matrescence in which I’ve learned (and continue to learn) what it means to become her mother.
The exhibition gets its title from one of the many Sunday School songs I grew up singing, which speaks specifically of being simultaneously “wrapped up, tied up, tangled up in Jesus” as well as “in God.” While the trinitarian entanglement is beautifully complex enough to begin with, in this body of work, I endeavor to imbue it with even more complexity as I weave in a sense of maternal subjectivity, which, I sense, has been buried there all along.
The text in this catalogue is largely adapted from an essay I wrote, titled “Becoming Two,” which was recently published in The Other Journal.
To read the essay in it’s entirety, visit: www.theotherjournal.com/2018/08/27/becoming-two/