Blue Cone Studios resident artist, Monica Tie, is exhibiting a piece for Fracture.
Kirkland Arts Center is proud to present our group, juried exhibition, Fracture. Fracture is the third exhibition in our 2019 cycle around the intersection of Art and Healing.
A crack, a break, a severance.
A distance between, a misalignment.
A sudden impact, or a slow widening; a quick trauma, or a gradual erosion.
Fractures occur everywhere: in a body, to a psyche, within an identity, between individuals. A fracture can be the site of trauma and breakage, the echoes of which reverberate long after impact. Or, it can represent a thrilling change that shakes a placid surface, laying ground for a new beginning. Sometimes fractures are the clean break we need to move on, a necessary catalyst for growth and transformation. The pain from such a fissure can harrow or hallow: it can be embraced as a sign that we have survived and are on the way to healing, or it can be dwelt in and rued bitterly. Some fractures can heal and knit, mending what was sundered, bridging the gap. Or, they can be places weakened forever: landscape altered beyond recognition. Whatever the cause, and whether or not it is welcome, a fracture is a shock–and a sign that nothing will ever be quite the same.