Spring 2012: Mayan Procession
Featuring the work of Winifred Godfrey
"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