9/2 - 10/30, 2016: Andrea Tharian "Haven"
Free & open to the public during gallery hours
On display 9/2 - 10/30, 2016
"Haven provides a visual meditation for the viewer. The sheer number of objects that comprise the installation command attention and careful investigation. It is my hope that visitors to the space allow themselves to disengage for a moment with the outside world, log off social media, stop thinking about impending to-do lists, and finally resist the urge to answer the vibrating phone. The time to find inner peace is now. Take a moment to look and be present. Get lost in the delicate botanical forms. These structures are omnipresent and eternally inherent within our being. I ask the viewer to join me in discovering inner peace and beauty within the space."
-Andrea Tharian, Artist’s Statement
The exhibition Haven will be an exciting utilization of the gallery space within the Kranzberg Arts Center. It will be a true installation, and we look forward to experiencing the entire 3 dimensional space of the gallery through the media of ceramics and paper. The repetition and simplicity of the organic forms found within Ms. Tharian’s work as well as her use of a natural, monochromatic palette will invite the response that she wishes to evoke from her audience as they enter this quiet, soothing world.
-Diana Hansen, Gallery Director
Please note the following dates:
9/2/16 - Opening Reception and First Friday Gallery Walk
10/08/16 - Andrea Tharian’s participation in the Contemporary Art Museum studio tour. She will be onsite working within the installation space. This will be an opportunity not just to meet with the artist, but to watch her working as well.
10/31/16 - Exhibition Ends
Andrea Tharian is a visual artist living and working in St. Louis. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Enameling from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2007 and a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from the University of Missouri – St. Louis in December 2015. Andrea has exhibited her work nationally and was a recipient of the 2014 Regional Arts Commission Artist’s Support Grant.