ARTIST TALK “It’s OK To Feel This | Sarah Fisher” at LRT Gallery

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ARTIST TALK “It’s OK To Feel This | Sarah Fisher” at LRT Gallery

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

HAPPENING MARCH 16, 2024 @ 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM: Curator Doug Welsh engages in conversation with Sarah Fisher about her exhibition at the LRT Gallery.

ON VIEW THRU MARCH 22, 2024: Making is a means of survival, protection, healing and transformation for Fisher. Through her work as a multidisciplinary artist and mindfulness student, she learns to sit with all feelings — and gently let them go. Her latest show  includes new wood carvings, hand-printed bark, collages, and etched plexiglass.

Welsh writes: “For Sarah Fisher, making is a means of survival, protection, healing and transformation. The artist remains fully present with painful emotions and experiences as she repeatedly hand-prints crape myrtle bark, collages hundreds of STAIN stickers, carves wood or etches plexiglass. These creative rituals are essential for Fisher as she confronts life’s inevitable “sideswipes” in order to evolve.

In recent years one of Fisher’s key influences has been renowned meditation teacher Joseph Goldstein. His mantra “It’s okay to feel this” has become a tool Fisher repeats in her mind during particularly challenging moments. Through her work as a multidisciplinary artist and mindfulness student, Fisher is learning to sit with all feelings, no matter how difficult, and gently let them go.”

IMAGES: Detail and full image of
“It’s OK To Feel This” by Sarah Fisher, 2023
hand-carved wood, 60 x 36 x 3/4 inches

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