Caren Canier - Journey in Egypt
Caren Canier - Journey in EgyptDate posted: 2011-10-27 17:10:21
On Saturday, November 5 from 5 to 7 pm, Deep Listening Institute's Art on the Wall Virtual Gallery will host an opening reception for November's exhibit, Journey in Egypt, featuring the work of Troy, NY-based artist Caren Canier. The virtual exhibition will be presented on the Art on the Walls Virtual Gallery in conjunction with Ione's 16th Annual Dream Festival running throughout the months of October and November. The Deep Listening Institute is located at the Shirt Factory at 77 Cornell St, Suite 303 in midtown Kingston, across the street from the main post office. For more information, visit www.deeplistening.org or call 845-338-5984.
"Ancient Egyptian artifacts and their ambiguous relationship to contemporary Islamic culture has been the subject of my most recent work. The emergence of the "Arab Spring" shortly after a visit to Egypt in 2010 further heightened my awareness of the strange marriage of cultures and visual vocabularies there, making me acutely aware of the intertwining of civilizations through time and space. The expression "history repeats itself" has taken on a more profound meaning as I observe the artifacts of worship, conflicts and conquests that occurred so many centuries ago."
Attached image: Caren Canier, Cairo: Traffic, 2010, 12 x 13 3/4", matte acrylic with mixed media on panel