Still, is a solo exhibit of artwork by Lisa Rodondi that reflects on the past year of loss, heart-break and ultimately, healing, she experienced during the pandemic and social justice uprisings. Her work explores the concepts of fracture and mending, perseverance and hope, reconciliation and resilience, and states “I am still here.” She deploys a variety of mixed media techniques using tactile materials and methods including hand stitching, painting and joomchi, a traditional Korean paper making method, resulting in evocative, sculptural reliefs. The artist states: "Art making is a healing and empowering process through which I explore my inner world. Symbolism and an alignment with a Divine Spirit are often expressed in my work. My intention in creating art is to cultivate a sense of connection for our communities." We invite viewers to appreciate the quiet beauty of Rodondi’s art.
Images: Keep Standing Up, 2021, sumi ink, hanji (traditional Korean handmade paper), thread, pigment ink, silk covered paper yarn, hemp cloth, 15 x 31 in.
Detail from: eQuaLeSSence II, 2021, persimmon dye, silk covered paper yarn, thread, pigment ink, paper cord, linen, hemp cloth, 33 x 23 in.