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Point of Contact Gallery Announces the Opening of ‘Artemisia’ by Lucia Warck Meister
Point of Contact Gallery is hosting an opening reception for “Artemisia,” an exhibition by Argentinian installation artists Lucia Warck-Meister on Aug. 29. The reception will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Free parking will be available on the night of the reception in the Syracuse University lot on the corner of West Street and West Fayette Street.
“Artemisia” will be on view through Oct. 4 at the Point of Contact Gallery. Admission is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 12 to 5 p.m. or by appointment.
From Buenos Aires, Argentina, Lucia Warck-Meister (https://www.luciawarckmeister.com/) brings a site-specific installation project to the Point of Contact Gallery and to Syracuse University.
Warck-Meister is especially attracted to the vulnerability of memory: what happens when its components are altered and the flow of our thinking, our abilities and the sense of who we are, are interrupted. Fragility and transformations are part of the alchemy that informs that protective shelter that we call “identity.”
For her installation “Artemisia,” Warck-Meister takes as a springboard the story of Artemisia Gentileschi and how the terrible events she endured during her life as a female artist changed the way she saw herself and dramatically changed the subjects of her paintings.
Unlike previous works that are minimalist in form, Warck-Meister now creates an ornate space by using red satin, beads, metallic polyester, charcoal and glass. Materials that contrast their intrinsic characteristics but nevertheless are united in a powerful embrace.
Special thanks to Pedro DiPietro, assistant professor of women’s and gender studies at Syracuse University, for their invaluable contribution to the exhibition catalogue.
This program is possible thanks to the support of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of Cultural Engagement for the Hispanic Community and the Coalition of Museum and Art Centers at Syracuse University.