Saturday, July 21, 2012
The exhibition "Bring It Home" features the two drawing series inspired by Catherine J. Howard's recent experiences in South Africa. Each series features small individual drawings, that, when placed together in a group, form larger images exploring the nature of “belonging” and “community.”
Her experiences in the townships of South Africa also prodded her to revise how she distributes her art. If beauty belongs to and should be shared by all of us, regardless of background, beliefs, or economic status, then artists should not limit the ownership of their work to people with “disposable” income.
And so, for this exhibition, all of the individual drawings will be available to own on a donate-what-you-can basis. If you love it, if it brings you joy, then you should have it.
"Bring It Home" will only be on display for two days, today and tomorrow, so stop in early to stake claim to your part of the art!
Copies of Catherine’s two sketchbooks created during her residency in South Africa, “A Warm Space to Disappear” and “New Home: Observations from Khayelitsha,” will also be available for purchase.
Only on display at 320 West Chapel Hill Street, Durham, NC (the building under renovation across the street from the Post Office).
Friday, July 20, 2012 from 6-10 PM and Saturday, July 21, 2012 from 12-4 PM.
More examples of Catherine’s artwork are available at www.catherinejhoward.com. For more information, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-607-4604.