"I am attracted to primitive or ancient cultures because of the space they devote to the relationship between nature and the sacred, and to the use of symbols and ceremonies. Tribal cultures that were directly inspired by nature developed a language and a direct relationship with these elements, especially the moments of meditation during ceremonies: the personal or collective moment of taking the time to venerate nature or have emotional experiences of the sacred. I realize that for me, each time, I try to give a symbolic charge to my work, as if it were a question of transcribing a subjective feeling of gratitude, meditation or fusion." — Cecilia Andrews
All the Hemispheres
In conversation with Jamie Romanet — This interview is a complement to Jamie Romanet: All the Hemispheres. Comprised of works on paper, the exhibition considers the coalescence of paint and poetry, beginning with its title, which was informed by a poem attributed to the 14th-century Persian mystic Hafiz. Through her portraits and maps, Romanet explores the infinite self, the geography of humanity’s well-being, and the mysteries of our interconnection.
A Practice of Clarity
"I look at the world around me as a creative space, listening, and observing; I am making a visual language. The page is a particular place for me, functioning like studio space, a place for experimentation and note-taking. I take snapshots. I am inspired by the urban environment, particularly architecture and quotidian objects. I use my sketchbooks and photographs as reference materials." — Austin Thomas
Talking About Adultery
Bara Jichova Tyson's feature film, Talking About Adultery, is a hybrid documentary about love and desire, commitment and infidelity. The film premiered as an official selection at the 2019 Sheffield Doc/Fest and was nominated for the 2019 Sheffield Doc/Fest New Talent Award.