Sticky memories inspire artist’s work

  • Tuesday, July 2, 2019 12:46pm
  • Life

The paintings of Joanie Klorer will be featured as the July exhibit at the Bainbridge Public Library.

The new show, titled “Where I Come From: Memory and Place,” will open during the First Friday Art Walk on Friday, July 5. A reception with the artist will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.

The exhibition features acrylic paintings, and all of the artworks were completed between 2015 and 2019.

“I have an extremely good memory,” the artist explained.

“Memory is uniquely selective about what adheres and what falls away. Memories can be sharply defined episodes recorded in detail, with specific feelings, and moving images. Other memories are fluid and often fragments of texture and color which may themselves trigger emotions. I think of memory as a shadow which lingers from encounters and places,” Klorer said.

“Memory, influenced by time, place, and experience forms the catalyst for my paintings,” she noted. “I believe my paintings are often an attempt at resolution of memories that are stuck like films on continuous replay. It is my hope that the viewer’s own memories of places and experiences will be triggered by these works. The greatest compliment for me is for the viewer to find his or her own meaning in my work.”

The exhibit will continue through the end of July in the library’s meeting room and on the library website, www.bainbridgepubliclibrary.org.

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