Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Where is your heart?

In September I had the show 'Where is your heart?" at Blink Gallery. See the blurb, poster and video. Check for more images at the webpage www.mariagomezumana.com

Where Is Your Heart?

This show is an invitation to experience the beauty and complexity of the internal body. For me it is an exploration of the intricacies of our inner anatomy and the immense aesthetic possibilities of its internal structures. The two human scale cut outs are an invitation for connection to our internal health and balanced inner life. The lymphatic and nervous systems work as metaphors to social, spiritual and environmental connections. The shapes can be read as anatomical configurations, but can also have other meanings in relation to the richness and elaborate depths of the inner life or the way we perceive the world. They can be read as streams of water; as the trajectory of elements under a microscope; or as the path starts leave as the night advances.

The title of this exhibition is an invitation for you to think and feel your own body: to feel your organs, to reflect on your systems. Perhaps in my work you see the connections I intended, and certainly you will see new ones based on your own background. With this art show I hope to challenge your perception of your own body, raise awareness on the instant changes your body is going through, and invite you to experience it with a more open and imaginative way.

Maria Gomez-Umaña
September 2016

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