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ARTIST. WOMAN. MOTHER. work by Sherry Bowman & Nichole Madonna Opening Reception

June 7 @ 17:00 - 20:00

Join us for the opening of ARTIST. WOMAN. MOTHER. featuring work by local artists Sherry Bowman & Nichole Madonna

On view June 1st-July 27th the opening reception is First Friday June 7th 5:00-8:00pm

We are given a name when we are born, a sort of “absolute word” that serves as an identifier, a sound that when vocalized or read helps us individualize from others. We are all called something, and as we move through life we acquire and collect skills, characteristics, and experiences that also have names. They attach to us and become part of our identity. Sometimes we seek them out and accept them willingly, sometimes they are placed on us. For Sherry Bowman and Nicole Madonna, their names exist alongside three others specifically, “Artist”, “Woman”, and “Mother”.

An incredible trait Sherry & Nichole share is the ability to assume these many identities simultaneously. Being able to give their attention to these competing facets with patience, thoughtfulness, and creativity. Navigating the landscape of their lives as individuals who are connected to others and looked to for their professionalism, authority, and humanity.

Knowing where one of these names ends and the other begins is often difficult. As the Ouroboros consumes its tail and connects its end with its beginning, similar is the relationship of these three elements. Each influencing the others in all aspects of their being. Essential in their role and though one may expand and command a higher visibility for a time, the balance will shift again, providing opportunity for another to occupy the space.

This exhibition calls attention to this balance. Through individual and collaborative works, both artists are able to share their unique perspective and visual language while accentuating their parallels and commonalities. Utilizing the gallery walls as a place to show artworks that were made of only themselves, their own conceptualization, and executed by their hands. Together this collection brings many new names, storyteller, educator, creator are only a few. And it’s in their connection that brings yet another name, “friend”.

View these pieces as manifestations of their voice made visual. Observations of an artist’s mind always at work, a woman’s depth, and a mothers paradigm.


June 7
17:00 - 20:00
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Lancaster, PA 17601 United States
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