WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?
Everyone who has ever lived was afraid of something. Often fear saves us. Fear keeps us on the path, in the light and gets us out of adverse situations. It's intuition; that little voice in that warns us, "Don't get in that car." Being afraid of real or perceived threats is an emotional response shared by most living creatures.
Creative people often look at fear as a motive, or incentive, for deciphering life and their personal beliefs. Historically, art and literature have provided an exploration of fear. From Edvard Munch's "The Scream" to John William's unforgettable opening notes of Jaws and Bram Stoker's tense classic, Dracula, popular and higher culture embraces peeling back the layers of what scares us and why.
This exhibit offers new looks at what we fear in our own lives. Writers, designers and visual artists of diverse cultures, ages, experiences and media have created one piece of work each that focuses on one personal fear to contain, and maybe even conquer.
Contain Your Fear presents work by painters, fiber artists, photographers, book artists, sculptors, interactive artists, designers, writers and poets.
Whether political, cultural, personal or global, fear is imbedded in our consciousness as humans. We look to creative people to help us vanquish them. So, don't be afraid. We all fear something.