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Spring 2012: Mayan Procession

Featuring the work of Winifred Godfrey

"Procession Near Tecpan," 60" x 80", oil on canvas

"Mayan Procession," the Spring 2012 Exhibition at the Mary-Frances and Bill Veeck Gallery, features the work of artist Winifred Godfrey.

From the artist:

Thoughts about my “Mayan Procession:”

In the mid seventies when I first visited Guatemala, I was completely entranced by the physical beauty of the country and its indigenous people.  I had never seen such glorious costume and weaving, beautiful bearing and gentleness of spirit in any group of people. The mystery and strength of the Mayan culture left a strong impression on me as I observed everything from their intense participation in religious rituals to the performance of the functions of their daily lives.  As an artist, I wanted to re-create these deep impressions through a series of paintings...

I am interested in these cultures as a painter, and my response is visual rather than strictly intellectual.  For this reason there may be unorthodox juxtapositions and errors in authenticity in my project.  Understand that I am responding with my heart and all the complexities in my own past come into play in this impression.  The “Mayan Procession” is intended to convey my feelings about a vanishing culture...

 

Curated by Janis Pozzi-Johnson

April 18 - June 10, 2012

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