September 29 - October 22, 2016
Artist: Alli Gerrish
Opening Opening Reception, Thursday, September 29, 5-8pm
First Friday, October 7, 6-9pm
Closing Reception, Saturday, October 22, 12-4pm
About This Exhibit
be-'TRÈS-al, the new solo show by Boulder artist Alli Gerrish is her second show at aBuzz Gallery. It is dedicated to the idea that life is really all about choices. Not that you get to choose what happens or what circumstances are thrown your way; but in remembering that in a state of betrayal, you still have the power to create your own storyline. There is strength in changing the momentum of downward events and giving meaning to the sometimes seemingly random patterns of existence.
“Cooperativeness is the foundation on which I build my work and my life. I find great power in being able to assign new meaning to difficult times in life and also to the so called “accidents” in my work. The accidents, the emotions, the things beyond your control, give the work beauty. Beauty in a subjective way, but also beauty in the survival of a certain mark, scar, or memory. The beauty and betrayal can then coexist, and meld together for others to see, to connect and to incorporate into their own lives.”