01 Feb New Orleans Art Insider – Profile of Kristin Meyers’ ‘Sanctity Extended’
By: Erick Bookhardt, New Orleans Art Insider
Kristin Meyers’ ‘Sanctity Extended’ expo is inspired by Europe’s Ex-Voto Anatomici grottos, and local equivalents like our St. Roch Chapel — places where body parts are immortalized as icons of healing. Here Meyers’ array of bound figurative and reliquary forms reflect her own personal archetypal trinity expressed as her Introspection, Resilience and Devotion found object works.
Introspection — a white fabric and lace female torso with surreal anatomical protrusions affixed with gauzy white wrappings – is emblematic for its exploration of the ancient art of binding as a way of focusing spiritual energies. An adjacent grotto fashioned from the gallery building’s antique brick walls recreates a sense of the ancient Roman Catholic catacombs where the bones of saints and well-connected mortals were preserved for posterity. Although Meyer’s Sanctity exhibition, like King’s Swamp Goddess installation, reflect traditions handed down from antiquity, both perfectly complement our carnival season’s celebration of ancient deities like Bacchus, Proteus, Iris and the like. ~Bookhardt
Sanctity Extended: Sculpture and Mixed Media Installation by Kristin Meyers, Through Feb. 3, Barrister’s Gallery, 2331 St. Claude Ave, 710-4506.
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