Slate Arts + Performance proudly presents, “The Year of the Moths”, a solo exhibition featuring new paintings and a mural installation by Caroline Liu.
“The Year of the Moths” captures a glimpse into one of the most challenging, uncertain, and oddest years of the artist’s life.
Caroline was living in Albuquerque, New Mexico during the spring of 2012, when an untold horror had been unleashed onto the city. Hundreds of thousands of moths had become unearthed and were amassing to create one of the most harmless, yet disgusting invasions the city had ever seen. Parks filled with stretches of green grass had become fields of fluttering brown wings, trees and bushes no longer resembled their previous life, and the sky was so
filled with the creatures that the local air force base had to be temporarily shut down.
Experiencing the moths was such a unique and singular occurrence. This moment became a point of reference and symbolism in the artist’s life, paralleling personal moments in which a seemingly unsuspicious entity appeared, took up space, and made a mark that altered the way her life had previously existed. The moths represent the ridiculous objects that sometimes enter our lives, and the ways in which we are able to grow and emerge from it all.
For this solo exhibition, Caroline has created an experience that greets viewers with an onslaught of color, patterns, and textures that shed light onto previously untold moments of the artist’s life.
Opening Reception: Friday, October 6th @ 7 - 10pm
Exhibition Duration: October 6 - October 31, 2017
Sounds by: Bonita Appleblunt
Drinks will be provided
FREE and open to the public
Caroline Liu is a visual artist who creates paintings that visually navigate the inner workings of her concussed mind. On thanksgiving of 2012, a solid wood door fell several feet straight onto her head and her short term memory never fully recovered. Her work became a therapeutic practice for holding onto memories she’d otherwise forget, as well as a vehicle for self-exploration and documentation of her everyday struggles as a person with irreparable memory loss. Her current body of work focuses on her body/self/mind with overlying themes of vulnerability and loss. Her work uses repetitious colors and patterns that are used to both camouflage and expose the many facets of her identity.