On display through October 10, 2020
Featuring the work of Christophe Lima & Kristen Memoli
Christophe Lima – “I use a psychological theorem developed by Carl Jung called Shadow Work to examine the unexplored, vulnerable side of self, humanity, femininity, and my environment. My work is always gritty, honest, and emotionally driven. I understand that to live fully, to be full, we must, at times, gaze into the abyss.”
Kristen Memoli resides in Huntington, New York. She is a clinical psychologist by training and a self-taught artist. Kristen is drawn to and inspired by contrast and contradictions. Many of her works explore concepts of light versus dark, life versus decay, and joy versus heartache. She most enjoys abstract, landscape, and urban exploration photography as well as creating multimedia pieces.
Series 1: Recognition
Recognition is defined as:
- A formal acknowledgment of the existence of something
- Knowledge or feeling that someone or something present has been
In this series, the artist shares images of Half-house, an abandoned structure she stumbled on during a hike. She visited this space multiple times and began to photograph it obsessively.
“I fell in love with Half-house the moment I set eyes on it. I recognized myself in the structure immediately. I too am aging, falling apart in some ways, and also incomplete. I can even relate to the sense of abandonment one feels when looking up into the eves of the old space. By capturing its images and later “gifting” the Half-house, I attempted to truly “see” it and recognize it for the once whole and possibly even cherished place it must have been to someone long. long ago”. – Kristen Memoli
The Recognition Series consists of: Recognition, Gifting Half-house 1-3
Series 2: Paper Containers
In the practice of psychology, some therapists employ the use of “containers” with patients. Items such as bottles, small boxes, or even sewn bags can be used to capture one’s most inner thoughts. The thoughts are safely “contained” inside allowing the individual to see them, reflect on them, and at times engage with them. In this series, the artist’s thoughts, memories, and ramblings are contained on paper instead of inside three-dimensional objects.
The Paper Containers Series consists
of: Empty but Full, What day is today?, and Untitled
Empty But Full
The public will be able to come into the gallery with our hours and capacity limited to Tuesday through Friday, 11:00AM – 4:00PM. Our gallery remains closed on the weekends. We recommend that you call, 631-271-8423 ext 0, or email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of stopping by, to confirm that a staff member will be available. All individuals will be required to wear a face covering and maintain social distance.
The Huntington Arts Council offers various Invitational Opportunities to exhibit and showcase our artist membership. Through pop-up opportunities with various community partners and 2 small group exhibition slots available in our gallery, we aim to help our artist members share their talents with the community.Interested artist members are required to submit a unified body of work as part of the application to HAC for review. The council is responsible for selecting the individual artists or a combination of artists to exhibit. Invitational opportunities are open to current HAC artist members or you may register as a member upon acceptance into an Invitational Show. For more information on Invitational opportunities click here.