Exhibition 'How We Heal: An Art Narrative'

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 12:00pm

Paula Estey Gallery
3 Harris Street
Newburyport, MA 01950

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The Paula Estey Gallery: A Center for Art & Activism announced its first professional art exhibition of the year is opening on April 10 with a new array of artists and a mission to explore societal issues through art. “How We Heal: An Art Narrative” includes ten masters of contemporary art from across the U.S. and Canada, representing diverse cultures and viewpoints.

“When the world paused during the pandemic last year, we were forced to reexamine ourselves, society and the issues that divide us. I sought out some fearless artists that address connection and growing challenges, such as environmental damage, sexism or racial inequity. Using a variety of media, these creative souls offer avant-garde perspectives and encourage activism. I’m hopeful that, together, we can find innovative solutions,” said Paula Estey, Executive Director of PEG.

“How We Heal: An Art Narrative” includes art by Louise Berliner, Kirsten Bowen, Zachary Handler, Kathya Landeros, Matthew Lazure, Rania Matar, Diana Rosa, Annie Smith, Sarah Sudhoff, and Rebecca McGee Tuck.

“This exhibition features painters, photographers, sculptors and multidisciplinary artists from New England, Ohio, New York, Texas, Baltimore, British Colombia, Ontario, and Lebanon. There are two Guggenheim Fellows and many art educators,” Estey noted. “The work includes fiber and found object sculptures, mosaics and digital art, black & white and color photographs, as well as a portrait series documenting the shared 2020 shelter-in-place experiences of people around the globe. Another installation combines color and science to tell the tale of a bubonic plague outbreak in 1920 Galveston, Texas.”

The artwork is also available virtually on the website at www.paulaesteygallery.com

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