Davenport’s Figge Art Museum Holding Art Talk This Week
𝗭𝗮𝗶𝗴𝗮 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗮 𝗧𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗼𝗻: 𝙎𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙎𝙞𝙡𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙇𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨 will be on view in the Figge’s first floor Gildehaus Gallery starting Jan. 28 and includes 18 new paintings and a site-specific installation of 𝘚𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵 𝘝𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘭, a suspended boat made of wire and fabric, serving as a repository to carry away pain and burdens. Above 𝘚𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵 𝘝𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘭 glowing papier mache orbs will be suspended, representing hope, gratitude and spiritual connections.
The exhibition explores concepts of trauma and loss while emphasizing art’s ability to heal and renew. Visitors will be invited to tell their story by writing on pieces of cloth, which will be continuously added by Thorson to the sculptural components of the exhibition.
𝗙𝗲𝗯𝗿𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝟮 –
𝟱:𝟬𝟬 𝗽.𝗺. – 𝗠𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
𝟲:𝟯𝟬 𝗽.𝗺. 𝗔𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝗧𝗮𝗹𝗸
Supporting Sponsor: The Current Iowa
Contributing Sponsors: Wynne and David Schafer