"Mourning Breaks" Exhibition at Cedar Valley College Art Gallery
Very excited for my first solo exhibition! It will take place where I began my teaching career, Cedar Valley College. The following is the text from the press release:
The Cedar Valley College Educational Art Gallery is pleased to present a new exhibit of photographs and written word, by Amanda Russhell Wallace, Mourning Breaks. Please join us on Wednesday, February 21st at a reception for the artist and an informal discussion of her work!
In this exhibition, Wallace documents and re-presents her encounters with her family’s experience of grief, death, and suffering. Her representations of these family occasions sustain, pass on and build identity. These visual images offer “mourning breaks”—as emergences and interludes—speaking to the essence of being human: rhythmic dances, fast or slow, tiding between living and dying.
A Texas native, Wallace is a multi-media artist and documentarian, who is the Harnish Visiting Artist and Lecturer at Smith College, in Northampton, Massachusetts. She received her B.A. from Rice University in Houston, and her M.F.A from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Her artwork is exhibited nationally and internationally.
Amanda Russhell Wallace: Mourning Breaks is on view from February 19 until April 13, 2018, with a public reception and gallery talk with the artist on Wednesday, February 21, from 3 to 5 p.m.
The Educational Art Gallery is located on the ground floor of the E Building on the main Cedar Valley College campus in Lancaster, Texas. The address is 3030 N. Dallas Rd., Lancaster, TX 75134. Parking is free. The gallery is open weekdays, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.