Artist Leisa Rich has responded to a recent health challenge by creating several works that magically transform Thomas Deans Fine Art’s newest gallery space in Aftermath: In the Pink. The show includes a massive, immersive installation that envelops the viewer by utilizing floor, wall and ceiling, wall-hung works of scar-stitched fabrics and zippered openings, stunning embroidered gardens, assemblages, a 3D-printed chrysalis and free motion-machine butterflies, and circular panels of paint and floral fabric, among others elements. The predominant use of white and pink reflect of the innocence and helplessness Rich felt while going through something of this magnitude, a death reckoning and subsequent rebirth as she overcame this major life-changing experience, and the hope that is inherently human as she goes forward and continues to heal. Rich is well known in Atlanta for her wildly inventive and at time challenging installations using a multitude of media, as well as for her intricately beautiful fiber art.
This is one of two exciting exhibitions opening Friday, April 26th in the gallery with an opening reception from 6-8 PM. Join us!