“Inside Out ” the exhibition.
As long as I can remember…
I’ve always felt like a little girl. I attributed this to feelings of insecurity, immaturity until a few years ago. Now I understand it was the playful child in me; as one friend observed, “…it’s your creative self.” This is my current inner self.
The inside is white, bright, an aspect of the yang and brimming with potential. In this part of the diptych the idea of myself as a young child with 3 pieces of seeded fruit symbolizes knowledge, immortality, beauty and love, becoming all together an idea for holding the seeds of the future.
Outer self as subject… this is the “now” me, the artist. Here I explored the yin principle, the feminine creative, in a simple portrait of myself, serene in the darkness and holding my tools of choice, a little intense, contemplative and productive.
The outer self, yin, part of the diptych is the natural compliment to inner self, yang. Presentation of the diptych with two interlocking and complimentary aspects are reflected in the light appearance, whites and soft greys, of the “inner self” (child with fruit) and dark compliment, black and deep greys, “outer self” (artist with brushes). And as with Yin-Yang, each part holds the seed of the other, flowing back and forth into the other creating a constant cycle. Ultimately, red apples are complimented with a sanguine hint of pink in the lips.
This work focuses on two equal (but not the same) versions of the self portrait: “Inside Out”
Artist: Roxanne Dyer
Title: “As long as I can remember…” o/c, 24″ x 36″
(diptych details: artist with brushes / child with seeded fruit )
You are invited to our vernissage…
About the exhibition:
“Inside Out” is a various media group exhibition, the focus is on two equal (but not the same) versions of the self portrait. We are 22 artists participating in this exhibition.
Title of the Exhibition: “Inside Out”
Dates: Saturday, June 16 to Sunday, July 15, 2018
Vernissage: Sunday, June 17, 2018 from 1 to 3 p.m
Location: Galerie de la Ville
centre des arts de / dollard centre for the arts
12001 boul. de Salaberry , DDO, que, H9B 2A7
Contact: 514-684-1012 ext. 298,
(parking available on site)