Art can be a powerful tool for healing, both for the artist and the observer. It is with this in mind that Southampton Arts Center has teamed up with “Clearing the Air” exhibition artist Hope Sandrow to host an intimate panel discussion with fellow artists Jeremy Dennis and Cara Lynch on Sunday, December 12 at 3 PM.
The artists will speak about their work, influences, what it means to be an artist
on the East End, and the commonalities that led them to participate in this exhibition.
A conceptual artist whose multidisciplinary art practice is her way of life, real engagements with the world that inform and direct Sandrow’s artistic vision. In the mediums of still, video, mixed media, installation, sculpture, new media, performance, and social practice, she creates art works representing the natural history of everyday life to (re)generate discourse on notions of nature, culture, art, identity, gender, science, history, the politics of power, and myth.
Contemporary fine art photographer, tribal member of Shinnecock Indian Nation, and founder of Ma’s House in Southampton Jeremy Dennis and multidisciplinary artist Cara Lynch, who works in sculpture, installation, and print, will also participate on the panel.
Following a year of unique and unprecedented challenges, “Clearing the Air” examines the healing and transformative power of the arts. This thoughtful exhibition offers a much-needed sense of community and strength in the time of a global pandemic, political divide, and racial and social injustice.
The show is curated by Jay Davis, artist and curator of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Ambulatory Care Arts Program.
The event is free. Registration is required for this indoor event at southamptonartscenter.org/talks.