An invitation to the senses

At the still point of the turning world.
Neither flesh nor fleshness;
Neither from nor towards;
at the still point, there the dance is…
– T.S. Elliot, Four Quarters

Still Point is a gallery for the senses as much for the mind. It is an invitation to encounter light and shadow, the interplay between order and non-order, to hope or pray with the eyes, and imagine with other imaginations.

An Invitation to artists

Artists shape cultural identities. They form questions and create space for others to sit with them. Still Point offers artists a place to exhibit and to be seen. Skilled artists, both of world renowned and those yet discovered, are invited to transform our gallery space. They are given a place to collaborate with other artists, show the world their work, and engage with a diverse community.

“Between the Shadow and the Light: An Exhibition Out of South Africa” is a cross-cultural visual art display that explores the history, social wounds, and ongoing reconciliation efforts of South Africa. In June 2013, twenty artists and educators from North America and six African countries—Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zimbabwe—gathered in South Africa for two weeks of living, learning, and creating together. They undertook an intensive program engaging South Africa and the remarkable role of art and artists within its history, culture, and contemporary reality. “In South Africa,” says Okwui Enwezor, one of Africa’s most eminent art critics, “art is not just an interpretation or facsimile of history, but a moral force in the production of a new reality, and hope for a damaged society.” The resulting exhibit signals the way artists walk between shadow and light, the creative voices that offer the hope of resistance, remembrance, reconciliation, representation, and revisioning. Two of the participating artists, Margaret Allotey-Pappoe and Joseph Cory, will offer comments on their experience, the artwork, and the human need for creative hope within global and local realities of race and reconciliation.

Reception: Friday, August 4, 7-9 p.m.

Artist talk and discussion with Margaret Allotey-Pappoe and Joseph Cory: 8 p.m.

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Between the Shadow and the Light: An Exhibit out of South Africa

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