Empathy: Beneath The Surface -- Group Exhibition
Empathy: Beneath The Surface — Group Exhibition
Empathy: Beneath the Surface presents a multi-disciplinary perspective on the idea of empathy and personal agency. Featuring Hung Liu, John Nava, Simphiwe Ndzube, Ami Vitale, Marisa Caichiolo, Marjorie Salvaterra and Tom Everhart. Comprised of six distinct galleries covering more than 5,000-square feet, the exhibition centers around universal themes of loss, resilience and hope. Museum visitors will encounter large-scale representational paintings, contemporary sculpture, mixed media, installation, a blue-chip virtual reality film, cinematic photography and stunning modern tapestries, navigating through each artist’s personal narrative while experiencing a collective expression of empathy and connection. “It is imperative to discuss empathy and for us to remain connected as a community, particularly as we mark the one-year anniversary of the Borderline shooting and the Woolsey wildfire,” says Lynn Farrand, curator of the exhibition. “In these artists, we see an empathic, conscious choice to go beneath the surface of what separates us to reveal the universal experiences and emotions that bind us together.” The exhibition extends CMATO’s mission to create community through the arts. In addition, CMATO has created a participatory art space for visitors to reflect on the year through the wide array of feelings they went through. Common Threads, is an interactive space where visitors will use different colored strings (‘threads’) to map out these universal feelings which cross all boundaries and bind, tie or connect us together.
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