Center for the Arts to Host Artist Talk Featuring Dr. Yemonja Smalls

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Provided by Center for the Arts

In celebration of our current exhibit, It’s Complicated by Dr. Yemonja Smalls, the Center for the Arts will host a free artist talk. The event will be held on Friday, March 6, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Caton Merchant Gallery at the Center for the Arts.

It’s Complicated…An Investigation into the Complexities of Relationships

The words “it’s complicated” suggest hidden or unexplained snags, trickiness or entanglement that blur the beauty of the bond in a relationship. In her first East Coast solo show, Yemonja selects and assembles mixed media to convey the complexities that color relationships. She explores both a metaphorical and a literal process of breaking, tearing, hiding, layering and cementing to yield insight into what creates and maintains unions.

Through deconstructed and re-assembled materials, Yemonja presents multifaceted layers of connections with precision. The chemistry of colors combined are held together, and even in fracture, everything remains whole. She presents reflections of life/death, self-love, soul-ties, and work-life balance, among others.

Exhibit Dates: Feb. 7-March 27, 2020

Artist Talk: Friday, March 6, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Book Reading and Signing: Saturday, March 14, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
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