October 2 – November 10, 2018
Reception: Saturday, October 20, from 7:00–9:00 pm.
6 Bridges Gallery is pleased to present “At the Still Point,” a collection of works by Linda DeStefano Brown, Véronique Latimer and Sue Kim Lucchini, on display October 2 – November 10, 2018. A reception will be held on Saturday, October 20, from 7:00-9:00pm.
Through a variety of visual communications, including mixed media, encaustic painting, and photography, these three artists present a series of images that explore the meaning of stillness in a moving world, the co-mingling of past, present and future, and the essential rhythms of the natural and spiritual worlds in which we live.
For Linda DeStefano Brown, the still point is where memories of the past intermingle to generate a dynamic reality outside the continuum of time. Her photographs reflect the convergence in space of past, present, and future. Many of the images have underlying feelings of loss where past is ever-present with the demand for change in present and future.Through her imagery, a visual conversation passes from one dimension into another creating movements that are still yet in flux.
For Véronique Latimer, the idea of time, of the past making up the fabric of today and tomorrow, is integral to her mixed media encaustic painting series ‘Letters from the Birds.’ Snippets from the past, old letters, maps, vintage wallpapers and book pages coexist alongside birds, ambassadors from the natural world, often believed to be spiritual messengers from the dead, yet the very essence of the present. Birds attend to their immediate needs and live life in tune with the patterns and time line of the natural world. The present, seasons and patterns of nature, life evolving and changing, and the future, the unknown and speculation, are wrapped up together. They become entwined with the past – the same – for a moment, the still point.
For Sue Kim Lucchini, a captured moment in nature seems to hang outside of time, and, in juxtaposition to the chaos of daily life, helps put order to our ever-turning, ever-changing world. Images freeze the passage of time in order to allow for brain and body to be better able to process the details and nuances of life and arrive at a moment of stillness — a pause, a rest, a reprieve — from the activity of every day. Each photograph offers a space in which a person can stop, breathe and experience a moment of personal peace.
Using T.S. Eliot’s meditations on time as a springboard, these three artists’ explorations of nature, memory and moment intertwine with one another to present a multi-faceted conversation about humanity, acknowledging our individual and collective pasts while living in our present and looking toward our future, at this very moment, at this still point in our turning world.