"Believers" by Katherine Fraser

Posted: Aug 24 2016

Katherine Fraser Paradigm Gallery Believers
Paradigm Gallery + Studio presents:
"Believers" works by Katherine Fraser
September 23, 2016 - November 12, 2016
CLICK HERE TO VIEW AVAILABLE ARTWORK

Opening Reception
Friday, September 23rd • 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours: East of Broad
October 22nd & 23rd • 12-6pm
Click here to RSVP to the artist talk happening on October 22nd from 12pm - 1:30pm

Closing Reception
Friday, October 28th • 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Exhibition Hours
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays • 12:00pm – 6:00pm
And 7 days a week by appointment: info@paradigm-gallery.com / (267)266-0073

Location
Paradigm Gallery + Studio / 746 S. 4th Street, 1st Floor / Philadelphia, PA 19147

Social Media
Instagram: @ParadigmGS / @KatherineFraser
Twitter: @ParadigmGS
Tumblr: paradigm-gallery.tumblr.com
Facebook: facebook.com/paradigmgallery 

Katherine Fraser's oil paintings, studio visit, Paradigm Gallery + Studio Katherine Fraser's oil paintings, studio visit, Paradigm Gallery + Studio Katherine Fraser's oil paintings, studio visit, Paradigm Gallery + Studio  

About the Show

Life is a recurring cycle of building and growing, and letting go. In times of devastation, illness, and loss, we are forced to make sacrifices, but sometimes losses can signal a change of perspective for the better. It can be extremely empowering to let go of things that no longer carry meaning, of ideas that do not serve us, and of people who we realize do not support us. Conscious choices like these make us feel more present and in control of our own lives. What do we let go of willingly, and what is taken? How do we reckon with what remains, and move forward with grace? Can we be cleansed by these losses, and find beauty in the destruction?

Defining moments like these challenge our sense of identity. How do we maintain or reconstruct our sense of self? Do we have to kill our old selves, our old lives, in order to begin again with a clean slate? Is it even possible?

We all have wounds that are specific to us, and yet common to everyone. The painful experiences forge our character. If we are strong, we can stand before the wreckage, battle scarred and triumphant. We can carry the memory of the people that we have lost, and find reasons for hope and connection. We build on the ruins. We survey our surroundings and see more clearly what matters.

Please contact sara@paradigm-gallery.com if you are interested in receiving the digital collector preview when it is available for this exhibition.

Artwork will go live online HERE at 6pm EDT on Friday, September 23, 2016.

Katherine Fraser's oil paintings at Paradigm Gallery + Studio Katherine Fraser's oil paintings at Paradigm Gallery + Studio
 

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