In collaboration with The National Association of Women Artists ("NAWA"), Artios Gallery is thrilled to announce its newest online group exhibition, Home. From June 1 - July 1, 2021, the exhibition aspires to evoke inspiration and introspection in audiences, showcasing art that encourages them to consider what home looks and feels like to them.
Never before has Home been a more enticing theme to explore. As the pandemic comes to an end, many are reflecting on what Home means to them. Most profoundly, Home is where they connected with loved ones in a time of great discord. For many, it is the place where they have spent much of their time in the last year as they have grappled with the intensity of the changes to their daily lives. For others, Home has been a place of refuge or a source of revitalization. Common to all of these, however, is connection. Home is, ultimately, where we find light when the world grows dark.
The author Rebecca Solnit once wrote of Home, describing it to be "a desire to be whole, to know where you are, to be the point of intersection of all the lines drawn through all the stars, to be the constellation-maker and the center of the world, that center called love." Indeed, it is where many dualities exist: we awaken from sleep and surrender to it, we tame the soul and allow it to soar, and we cease language yet revel in understanding. Abstract and instinctive, Home exists in every practice, place, and person. It is the ultimate source of connection—the retreat into one's inner or outer sanctuary. It is a theme as present in a landscape as it is in a portrait.
Showcasing the dynamism of the concept, Artios and NAWA collaborated to offer original and deeply personal narratives around Home. Whether your idea of Home is grounded in spirituality, artistic expression, people, or place, the exhibition was curatedto feature artworks that reflect a vast range of imagery and expressive narratives. To a great extent, they convey our diverse understandings of Home and the way our homes have shaped our lives.