Struggling with the seemingly unending challenges present in today’s world, artists Patricia Sonnino and Marsha Balian each have responded in their art.
While Sonnino explores the unknown searching for equilibrium where balance seems lost, Balian considers the tendency for people to hang their hats on implausible cures and far- fetched theories.
Both artists are reaching through the darkness to accommodate or adapt to the uncertainty that defines these times. Sonnino seeks anchors through emotion laden shapes and colors. Balian seeks to corral fear and anxiety through playing with themes that historically pretended to have scientific merit.
The Moon Is A Mirror is a site-specific installation exploring real and imagined celestial bodies and their mythologies. Inspired by Italo Calvino’s writings, particularly Cosmicomics and The Cloven Viscount this installation explores a chimeric reflection of a studio cosmos. It is a quiet mirrored map documenting accumulation, creation and destruction