Collection: GOT SOUL

GOT SOUL

Group Exhibition Co-Curated by Project Onward and salonlb.

August 19th – September 24th, 2022

 

The Catacombs

Epiphany Center for the Arts : 201 S Ashland Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Opening Reception: August 19th, 2022  |  6-9 PM

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Soul is the active or essential part of being. The power of soul in many forms (be it visual, ritual, or musical) can reveal divine secrets, wisdom, or transformation of consciousness and lead to enlightenment.

 

Various cultures and religions interpret this differently. For example, the Christian Bible perceives the “Soul” as formed when God breathes life into the body, and it grows or develops through time. A person does not have a soul but becomes a soul. Buddhists believe that there is no permanent self or soul. Because there is no unchanging permanent essence or soul, Buddhists sometimes talk about energy being reborn, rather than souls.

 

Soul can be interpreted in more fluid terms such as the core nature or most important qualities of a person or thing. In conjunction with the artists’ work, it is at the core of why they make art.

 

With GOT SOUL, Project Onward and [salonlb.] artists will exhibit forms of crafting stories, transforming brief moments into images, symbols that connect with people, understanding culture and embodying imagination. One of the purest connections someone can make with art is through the soul. There are moments when visual art can communicate a higher level of understanding to the viewer and transcend the physical image.

 

Some of our artists' sense of soul, such as Laura Collins, connect to the idea of charisma in soul as it pertains to celebrities and their impact or how they inspire action. Author and poet, Toba Beta stated, “Charisma is the fragrance of the soul”.  Above all our artists aim to give the viewer a connection to the immaterial self or the intense feeling of being more than just the physical body.

 

 

salonlb. ARTISTS

Laura Collins

Savannah Jubic

Paul Kenneth

Bobbi Meier

Parvin Peivandi

Project Onward ARTISTS

Alfred Banks

Dijon Barrett

Julius Bautista

Ruby Bradford

Michael Bryant

C.M. Butterfly

Louis DeMarco

Luke Shemroske

Michael Smith

Hailee Tyner

David Holt

William Douglas

Sereno Wilson

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