A Collection of Silence
September 12-October 31, 2015
French & Michigan Gallery presents Lisa Qualls: A Collection of Silence, the first solo exhibition for the artist in San Antonio.
Informed by an interest in cultural identity, Lisa Qualls presents a new body of work rooted in her own history. Arising from trips throughout Louisiana, A Collection of Silence is an amalgam of the artist's memory of the gardens and landscapes of her past, and her current search for a sense of silence.
Through a combination of drawing, installation, painting, and photography, Qualls builds a presence in the work that reaches beyond the immediate surface. Emphasizing the complex interactions between the manmade and nature, and their simultaneous impact on human identity, this collection of objects reflects a history through the evolution of both of these worlds.
Lisa Qualls: A Collection of Silence is a subseries of the artist’s ongoing Louisiana Portrait Project. Exhibition opens Saturday, September 12, 2:00 to 5:00 pm and remains on view through October 31, 2015.
Presentation is accompanied by a publication designed and produced by French & Michigan with essays by Curator Céleste Wackenhut, guest writers Jacqueline Edwards and Darryl Ohlenbusch, and an interview with the artist.
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