Written by Tilleen Meitzler, Photo by Robin Maaya Many majors at the SCAD require students to curate their own exhibitions before they graduate. In springtime, with senior students approaching their commencement date, the city of Savannah teems with art shows.
This exhibition series, about healing, was something I swore to myself I was ready for. To carry the weight of your trauma can be so debilitating and will inevitably suck the life from your precious bones. And while I have thoroughly purged and enjoyed creating and sharing this work, I have had these very still moments of "woah."
"This shaking keeps me steady. I should know.
What falls away is always. And is near.
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I learn by going where I have to go."
-Theodore Roethke <3 of my favorites~
Robin came over yesterday for some chill time and a photoshoot in my home studio.
Augusta GA native, Stephanie Forbes, presents: (rest)oration; a 5 part solo artist exhibition series that investigates each phase of the grieving and healing process experienced through life. After years of traveling and time spent living in California, to which she dedicates much of her artistic growth, Forbes currently resides in Savannah, GA and studies painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Forbes is set to graduate with her BFA in Fine Arts this spring. From abstract works on canvas, video documentation and projection to large scale installation works and photography, Forbes is indulging in a multitude of mediums and showcase formats within the walls of one of the south’s most beautiful, historical and haunted buildings. This exhibition series serves to close and honor Forbes’ educational career and artist journey, while speaking to the personal healing process, and the past four years of living in one of the most charming and historically rich cities in America. Each show is scheduled to take place at Moon River Brewing Company, on the second floor, gallery; 21 W Bay Street.
pt I; consternation (n)
Friday, April 26, 7:00-9:00pm
pt II; declination (n)
Friday, May 3, 7:00-9:00pm
pt III; exasperation (n)
Friday, May 10, 7:00-9:00pm
pt IV; compunction (n)
Friday, May 17, 7:00-9:00pm
pt V; recognition (n)
Friday, May 31, 7:00-9:00pm
Sunday, June 2, 1:00pm
By Rachel Flora