Artist Talk: Friday, April 6 at 5:30pm
Opening Reception: Friday, April 6 from 6 – 8pm
Exhibition Runs: April 6 – 26, 2018
The Raw Miraculous draws from age-old traditions of looking to nature, and is inspired by those who dream to envision the heavens. Born out of an awe-stricken reveling at the unknowable qualities in the creation of life, it is a testament to the raw miraculous at work.
This installation reflects and directly references the symbology of Renaissance mystics and alchemists, 20th century Transcendentalists, and the ancient Cycladic occult; to wonder upon the Microcosm of human life, the Macrocosm of the Universe, and how these two worlds might intersect within the body. Lindsey’s exploration takes the form of ceramic totems and mandalas of fire, water, earth and air; suns, moons, stars and clouds; and are alight with metallics of gold, silver, copper and bronze. Placed against backdrops of patterned paintings, handmade papers and textiles, these sculptures take on the quality of altarpieces. Small precursory drawings, prints and papers accompany this work.
In love and in pain, collaboratively and alone, from birth until death, we all engage in procreative rituals of mythic proportions. The Raw Miraculous is an imaginative, ecstatic devotion to the beauty of creating life. This is the enactment of a creation myth.
Lindsey Fromm is an artist and educator residing in Albuquerque New Mexico. She graduated from UNM with a Master of Fine Arts and Master of Art Education in 2014. She currently teaches studio art and art history at Central New Mexico Community College. As a member of the not-for-profit Friends of the Orphan Signs, she works as an artist, educator, and project director for the “Highland Project.” Fromm is also an active participant in the Harwood community, where she engages in collaborative art making experiences with friends of all ages. She maintains a multi-disciplinary practice which currently includes clay, handmade paper, and drawing.
“My artistic process is experimental, intuitive, collaborative, and based in ritual. Communication through signs, symbols and language is deeply integral to my work. In my studio practice, I use primal, archetypal forms to explore prehistorical concepts of the feminine psyche and body. I am informed by myths and ritual objects associated with creation stories, and the melding of Pagan and Christian ideologies of the Renaissance mystics. I contain a psychological drive to grapple with the dark and ugly things that lay within the subconscious, and I seek to define a feminine reality through an emotional rawness in form and texture.” – Lindsey Fromm