Panel Discussion, "Negative Capability: The Artist As Healer"
Gallery 110 will be hosting a panel discussion featuring Carol Adelman Kennedy, Liz Kennedy, Alexis Ortiz, Jeffrey Heiman and Paul E. Nelson (moderator) to discuss the concept of negative capability and the artistic process on January 8, 2023 from 1-3pm during the January exhibition, "Negative Capability: The Artist As Healer".
"Negative Capability: The Artist As Healer" focuses on the power of portraiture to speak to the universe inside us. Curated by Seattle artist Saundra Fleming and featuring South Carolina artist Cliffton Peacock, Aleksandar Dordjevic (Serbia), Andrea Harborth (Germany), NW artists Liz Kennedy, Alexis Ortiz, Kate Harkins, Jeffrey Heiman, George Brandt, Carol Adelman Kennedy, Ingrid Sojit, Lynette Charters, Courtney Hudak, Nahom Ghirmay and K. Taka, the show explores the diverse range of postmodern portraiture.
The poet John Keats coined the term negative capability to describe the capacity of the greatest writers to pursue a vision of artistic beauty even when it leads them into intellectual confusion and uncertainty. Artists who have the courage to endure psychological stress and confusion in their process don’t stop the development of their work because it’s too destabilizing or painful. The finished works offer the viewers a healing experience. Portraits truly “see” their subjects beyond the surface. They are healers of psychological crises, reaching for a self-healing psyche and a higher state of consciousness.
"Negative Capability: The Artist As Healer" will be on display at Gallery 110 from January 5-28, 2023. Gallery hours are Thursday – Saturday from 12pm – 5pm and by appointment. The Panel Discussion is January 8, 2023 from 1-3pm at Gallery 110.