Martin Bridge

Art as Medicine

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August 6-31, 2015

A Group Show Curated by Michael Crigler

FEATURED ARTISTS: Martin Bridge, Kamil Peters, Michael Crigler, Carl Bridge, Jesse Massaro.

Hope & Feathers Gallery presents Art as Medicine, a group show curated by Michael Crigler. The opening is from 5 — 8pm on Thursday August 6th, 2015. Refreshments will be served. Work will be on display and for sale until August 31st.

Whenever illness is associated with loss of soul," writes Shaun McNiff, "the arts emerge spontaneously as remedies, soul medicine."

The medicine of the artist, like that of the shaman, arises from his or her relationship to "familiars"—the themes, methods, colors and materials that interact with the artist through the creative process. In this exhibition, curator Michael Crigler brings together 5 local versatile artists working in various media to explore the creative process of healing. Art as Medicine demonstrates how the imagination can heal and renew, not only the artist, but the viewer through the natural process of creation and vibration.

"Color and line provokes a psychic vibration. Color hides a power still unknown but real, which acts on every part of the human body." Wassily Kandinsky