Amy, Becca, and I have installed a "Dia de los Muertos" show at Re-Invent gallery in Lake Forest! See MORE info below these images! We hope to see you tomorrow!
From October 25th to November 9th, Re-Invent Gallery will feature the work of Amy Lynn Ross, Becca Zastany, and I in a "Dia de los Muertos" exhibition entitled Re-Live. The opening reception will be held on October 25th, from 7 to 10 pm. This is a CUE THE STUDIOS production.
The idea for Re-Live grew out of my dear friend Amy's amazing brain. Re-Invent is a multifunctional art space founded by Kristin Mikrut and Cecilia Lanyon. This contemporary space was the perfect choice for this exhibit. Amy said "Re-Invent is a beautiful and unique space. It's the opposite of stuffy, which we really appreciate." The versatility of this exhibition space will allow for a fun, party-like atmosphere during the Reception.
While the theme of this exhibit is "Day of the Dead," the imagery of the artworks included are not limited to skulls and skeletons. Using a wide variety of media, we further examined this holiday with an intuitive approach and have included themes of re-birth, respect, irony, faith, and fate.
“Dia de los Muertos,” or "Day of the Dead" takes place from October 31 to November 1st (but the exhibit will run from October 25 to November 9). “Dia de los Muertos” is the Hispanic tradition of honoring ancestors with costumes, altars, marigolds, dancing, sugar skulls, and picnicking on graves. The intent is to encourage souls to visit loved ones waiting by their graves.
All work will be for sale, including paintings, drawings, small sculptures, and ornaments. Becca, Amy, and I welcome you to celebrate with us on Friday (and even dress up if you like!)