Exhibit: November 4 - December 17, 2016
Reception and Artist's Talk: November 18, 2016 7-9PM
Various Small Fires explores how each small event in our lives creates who we are. Mental illness, divorce, bi-raciality, and religion will be presented in innovative ways to both garner a feeling of solidarity with those who have experienced these things, and present a new way to understand them for those who have not.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
A mixed-media sculptor and painter, Isabel Cureux creates an experience for each viewer through manipulation of senses and environment. Her art challenges the audience to see their own experiences through the filter of each piece and begs the question “what happened here?” Isabel studied various art mediums at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and at Wells College in Paris, France.
Isabel’s art has been displayed at the Special Collections Library at Virginia Commonwealth University, and has been featured at multiple shows in Paris, France, as well as in the US. She most recently curated Unburied: The Secrets We Keep and the community art project The Silent World at Convergence in Alexandria, VA. As the winner of the CRAVE 4 Micro-Grant, she was a guest artist in the Special Projects Studio at the Torpedo Factory this summer.
When she is not creating art, she spends her time accumulating new experiences by reading, exploring nature, and asking her dog to answer life’s toughest questions.
For more information visit isabelcureux.com